Expect reduced service on the Link light rail for the next 10 weeks

Jan 3 2020, 9:55 pm

If your commute includes connecting from the Sounder to Link light rail, be prepared for major service changes beginning this weekend.

According to Sound Transit, The Link service will be seeing reduced service for the next ten weeks, lasting until March 15, 2020. Bicycles are prohibited at Pioneer Square Station for the duration of the service changes.

Both Link lines, Angle Lake-Pioneer Square and UW-Pioneer Square, will be running with four-car trains that will make use of the full platform length. Trains will be running every 12 minutes during all service hours and terminate at Pioneer Square.

If you’re continuing beyond Pioneer Square, it’s suggested that you walk from King Street Station to Pioneer Square directly, or change trains on a temporary middle platform.

Real-time arrival information will be unavailable, so it’s encouraged that you leave your house earlier than usual and to expect longer wait times. Trains may also be using different platforms, and there will be new signs as well as staff to help direct you to the correct train.

The changes are due to the construction of tracks to connect International District/Chinatown Station to the new East Link tracks that will bring the light rail to Judkins Park, Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond in 2023.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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