Welcome to the East Link virtual engagement booth!

Sound Transit usually spends summer and early fall talking with the community at fairs and festivals, but this year is different. Like many of you, we adjusted our plans this year. We want to keep you up to date as East Link Extension construction nears completion while following COVID-19 safety protocols.

Check out our virtual engagement booth to learn about work to build light rail connecting Eastside communities to Seattle and beyond.

Read on to learn about:

  • What we’ve accomplished so far
  • What we are working on now
  • What to expect after construction

We acknowledge that the land we are developing today is the homelands of the Coastal Salish tribes.

The route

East Link includes ten stations in the 14 miles between Seattle's International District Station and the Redmond Technology Station. The train will follow I-90 to stations at Judkins Park and Mercer Island, then into south Bellevue, downtown Bellevue and the BelRed area. It will follow SR 520 to reach the Overlake and Redmond Technology stations. When East Link opens in 2023, passengers will be able to ride almost 40 miles of fast, reliable light rail from the Eastside to Northgate and to Sea-Tac Airport.

East Link Extension facts

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Open

2023
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Length

14 miles, 10 stations
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Projected ridership

43,000 – 52,000 daily riders by 2026, including downtown Redmond extension
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Service

Every 6 minutes in peak hours
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Projected travel times

10 minutes: Redmond Technology to Bellevue Downtown
20 minutes: Mercer Island to University of Washington
50 minutes: South Bellevue to Sea-TacAirport
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