Project Overview

What is the project?

The West Seattle and Ballard Extensions are part of the regional ST3 package that voters approved funding for in November 2016. These two separate light rail extensions will provide fast, reliable light rail connections to residential and job centers.

Passengers on a surface platform, ready to board a link light rail train.
Passengers boarding a Link light rail train.

2030 West Seattle to downtown

  • Adds 4.7 miles of light rail service from downtown Seattle to West Seattle's Alaska Junction neighborhood.
  • Includes 5 stations between the Stadium area and Alaska Junction.

2035 Ballard to downtown

  • Adds 7.1 miles of light rail service from downtown Seattle to Ballard's Market Street area, including a new downtown Seattle rail-only tunnel.
  • Includes 9 stations between International District/Chinatown and Market Street.

Project timeline and history

Project timeline