The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions are part of the regional ST3 package that voters approved in November 2016. These separate extensions will provide fast, reliable light rail connections to residential and job centers between West Seattle and Ballard.
7.1 miles of light rail service from downtown Seattle to Ballard’s Market Street area, including a new downtown Seattle rail-only tunnel.
Ballard to Westlake in 15 minutes.
9 light rail stations (7 new and 2 expanded) between International District/Chinatown and Market Street.
Representative project runs through tunneled and elevated sections with a rail-only movable bridge over Salmon Bay.
Open for service in 2035.
4.7 miles of light rail service from downtown Seattle to West Seattle’s Alaska Junction neighborhood.
West Seattle to SODO in 10 minutes.
5 light rail stations (3 new and 2 expanded) between the Stadium area and Alaska Junction.
Representative project runs primarily on an elevated guideway with a new rail-only fixed span crossing the Duwamish River.
Public input provided during the development of ST3 underscored the importance of getting light rail extensions in service as fast as possible. To be efficient, we need your input to help the Sound Transit Board identify a preferred alternative early so we can start construction sooner.
We want your help
Your thoughts over the next 18 months will be important in helping the Sound Transit Board, after working with stakeholder groups and the community, determine what route alignments and station locations to study in the project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The final selection of the project to be built will be made by the Sound Transit Board after the final EIS.