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.

West Seattle quick facts:

  • 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.
  • Open for service in 2030.

Ballard quick facts:

  • 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.
  • Open for service in 2035.

Project timeline