Seattle, Washington: Sound Transit

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Re: Seattle, Washington: Sound Transit

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:12 pm

Progress Report:

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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Re: Seattle, Washington: Sound Transit

Post by lpetrich » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:30 am

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.

Seattle Streetcar | SDOT - 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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Re: Seattle, Washington: Sound Transit

Post by lpetrich » Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Kiewit Infrastructure West to build Federal Way Link Extension - "The 7.8-mile project will extend regional light rail from Angle Lake to Federal Way "

Rail News - Sound Transit advances light-rail extension projects. For Railroad Career Professionals About Federal Way:
It is anticipated that early demolition and utility relocation work will begin later this year, officials said. Major civil construction activities are expected to begin in 2020, with service scheduled to begin in 2024.
In planning:
Without extra funding, Sound Transit prefers elevated light rail to Ballard, West Seattle | - "Sound Transit picked an elevated line as the preferred option for the West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions – if it doesn’t get third-party funds."
Transit CEO promises Everett will get its light rail on time | - the extra funding needed for WS and B tunneling would interfere with funding for Everett.
Sound Transit Says Everett Light Rail Is On Track |

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Re: Seattle, Washington: Sound Transit

Post by Rockingham Racer » Fri May 31, 2019 4:02 pm

When light rail gets to Everett, I guess that'll be the end of the north side Sounders.

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