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Sound Transit touts construction progress on Northgate Link extension
Sound Transit late last week announced the Northgate Link extension has reached the 70 percent completion stage.
Pegged to start service in 2021, the 4.3-mile light-rail extension will transport riders between Northgate and downtown Seattle in about 14 minutes, Sound Transit officials said in a press release. The project is a major component of the agency's commitment to complete a 116-mile regional light-rail system by 2041 — the largest rail service expansion in the nation, they said.
Northgate Link construction progress shows track installation is near the 50 percent completion mark. In terms of station construction, Northgate is about 70 percent complete; Roosevelt, 70 percent finished; and University District, about 50 percent done.
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I checked on System expansion | Sound Transit
again, and the Tacoma Hilltop Extension is now under construction. It goes north to the Stadium District, then west and south to St. Joseph. There is a further extension proposed for there westward to Tacoma Community College.
Of the extensions in various stages of planning and design, the Lynnwood extension is the closest to construction, followed by the downtown-Redmond extension.
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- no recent news on the Center City Connector for between the existing two lines, so I looked elsewhere and found Center City Connector streetcar gets the green light—and a much longer timeline - Curbed Seattle
The office of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan finally gave the go-ahead for a downtown streetcar her office put on ice ten months ago—but, as the Seattle Times first reported, the city needs more money and more time than initially planned. In addition to rising cost estimates, the city’s timeline for completion has been moved to 2025, five years later than initially planned.
noting Mayor Durkan wants to build First Avenue streetcar, but even more money is needed | The Seattle Times
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When light rail gets to Everett, I guess that'll be the end of the north side Sounders.