27 Jan '16, 6pm

Sound Transit to launch U-Link in March, $150M under budget

Sound Transit to launch U-Link in March, $150M under budget

Sound Transit announced its University Link light rail extension will open to passenger service March 19, six months ahead of schedule and more than $150 million under budget. “University Link opens March 19th, changing forever how we move around Seattle,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “With fast, frequent trains bypassing some of the region's worst traffic, thousands of people will now be able to get to work, school and appointments on time, every time.” Related: 2015 Top Rail Projects Survey The 3.1-mile extension of the current light rail line that opened in 2009 includes stations on Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington near Husky Stadium. The trip from UW to downtown Seattle will take eight minutes, bypassing some of the most congested traffic in the region. Through the efforts of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), a ...

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