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SEATTLE Rail & Bus

Can't find a Seattle transit thread so I'm creating this one.

Let's start with the last event I attended which is almost a year ago, the opening of the UW Medical Center/Husky Stadium station. The opening of this station extended the line north from Capitol Hill to the University of Washington campus. A more recent event was the opening of a station south of the airport, which I did not attend and have yet to visit.

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Sound Transit's "North Link" (upper three blue circles) and "University-Link" (lower two blue circles). Seattle "First Hill" Streetcar (Red)

Sound_Transit_Rail_UC_2014 by mSeattle, on Flickr


March 19, 2016


Step Up - DSCN2552-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


DSCN2550-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


DSCN2548-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


DSCN2557-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


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Train Station Opening - DSCN2555-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 2:56 PM
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Track expansion/improvements in 2016 for commuter rail, freight and Amtrak.

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Still a way to go. Here's what it looked like yesterday.

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 5:57 PM
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Great pictures!
How much of that is expansion, and how much is improvement? It looks like a new platform and a lot of new crossovers?
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Great question. According to a post on SSC, three sets of tracks and a platform are being brought back that were lost over years due to idea of having employee parking.

April 12, 2016
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Long-awaited track and signal improvements are starting at KSS. I think these are Tracks 7 and 8. Oldtimers might remember that these stub tracks once extended all the way to the station. Over the years they were truncated as more land became devoted to employee parking. That is finally going to be reversed and the tracks will once again abut the concrete end-of-track barrier near the station. And I have it from a good source (I hope, an Amtrak employee no less) who said electronic arrival/departure boards will appear in the fall with several screens (according to him) to be placed strategically inside the station. They will be stand-alone, as the city will not permit any "marring" of the walls by affixing signage on them. Note that there is a TSA film running perpetually and that screen is affixed to one of the pillars in a less visible part of the station. Perhaps what TSA orders happens regardless of "marring". And although the third floor has been turned over to art exhibitions, the city is still seeking retail on the second floor.



Tracks will end here. Those who go way back (not many, I'm sure) might remember that just to the left of this pic was a pleasant station masters garden. It of course disappeared decades ago. One hopes that it can be rebuilt, adding a little greenery and colorful flowers to the place. I think most would agree the plaza on the Jackson Street side has been a failure.


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University District Stations

Part of boring machine at the UW Med Center station.

April 15, 2016


P4150023-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


Here are pictures of one of the University District stations. It will connect "North Link" which will reach Northgate to the rest of the line that now exists from the UW Med Ctr to the airport and south.

May 23, 2016


DSCN3065-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

June 15, 2016


DSCN3170-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

Aug 2, 2016


DSCN3340-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

Nov 16, 2016


PB160009-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


PB160010-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


PB160011-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

Dec 9, 2016


IMG_1322-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr


IMG_1323-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr

Feb 2, 2017

IMG_1429-1 by Marcus Stringer, on Flickr
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So damn good to see Seattle working on all of this!
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