Light Rail is Coming to Redmond!
Sound Transit, the Seattle region’s transit service, is expanding its Link light rail service throughout the region, including the Eastside and into Redmond. On October 23, 2018, Sound Transit officially broke ground on the Downtown Redmond Link Extension, which will include two stops serving Marymoor Park and Redmond Town Center. Construction will begin in early 2020 and conclude in 2024, with the two stations opening for service in 2024.
Coming in 2024
The Redmond Link Extension will connect Redmond to downtown Bellevue in 15 minutes, Mercer Island in 25 minutes and then into downtown Seattle to the International District Station in 38 minutes.
Connecting from the Redmond Technology Station, set to open in 2023, the Redmond Link Extension will be 3.4 miles long.. Projected Ridership including the East Link extension is between 43,000 52,000 daily riders by 2026.
The station’s hours of operation will be from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., with maintenance from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Frequency of trains will be every 6 minutes during peak hours.
The link will comprise of both surface and elevated track and will feature 1,400 parking spaces between the two stations.
The Seattle Transit Blog features a number of new renderings of the two new stations to be added to Downtown Redmond. Click here to view the designs and learn more of the details from the design packets linked to the site.
East Link Extension Flickr
Sound Transit has created a flickr album showcasing the construction of the 14-mile East Link light rail extension, which began in 2016.