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Old June 21st, 2014, 09:44 AM   #2361
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Video of viaduct construction for new Angle Lake station:

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Old June 21st, 2014, 05:46 PM   #2362
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Thanks for sharing the video, but I want to see the ending. I was on the edge of my seat (haha) wondering how they were going to finish the span and the video ends! Not fair!
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Old June 28th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #2363
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Update on Northgate Link extension: the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBM's) is scheduled to be launched next week. A few months ago, Sound Transit announced they'd launch the first TBM in June. Do you think they'll make it by next Monday, the last day of the month?

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Old July 4th, 2014, 04:29 AM   #2364
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Smokey Point Transit Center | July 1, 2014

A little update from the Land of Transit-less Sundays (formerly known as Snohomish County). The Smokey Point Transit Center, which will serve as a transfer point for riders coming in from northern Snohomish County to Community Transit Routes 201/202 (service to Marysville, Everett, and Lynnwood) without any parking (!), is coming along quite nicely. Some photos taken on Tuesday:


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Old July 10th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #2365
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Sound Transit just issued a press release announcing the start of the first Northgate Link TBM tunneling
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Old July 10th, 2014, 02:47 AM   #2366
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Sound Transit just issued a press release announcing the start of the first Northgate Link TBM tunneling
The TBM launch pit, on July 1st:


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Old July 10th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #2367
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Sound Transit just issued a press release announcing the start of the first Northgate Link TBM tunneling
Disappointed to read that construction on East Link will start in 2016. ST had been saying that it would start in 2015.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #2368
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Disappointed to read that construction on East Link will start in 2016. ST had been saying that it would start in 2015.
All the lawsuits cause delays
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Old July 11th, 2014, 07:03 AM   #2369
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All the lawsuits cause delays
Oh, I know. But ST was quoting 2015 earlier this year, after the settlement with Bellevue. I always thought 2015 was the fallback for 2014. Now, there's apparently a developing controversy over where to put the new maintenance facility. More potential for delay. Maybe ST is already accounting for that in its new estimate.
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Old July 18th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #2370
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Old July 18th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #2371
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The existing Link Light Rail line continues to grow ridership dramatically every year, despite not touching much density except Downtown and the airport. Up 16.7% year-to-date and over 20% for May-to-May!

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Old July 19th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #2372
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Photo for week of July 18, 2014
High Five'n Zap

Zap Gridlock, Sound Transit's mascot, was on Link light rail trains Friday morning giving riders a high five for Link's fifth birthday. July 18, 2009 was the start of light rail service in this region and over the past five years Link has provided more than 36 million rides between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. And much more is on the way. Extensions north, south and east will add more than 31 miles of light rail to the region by 2023.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #2373
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I was in Seattle last week, and I have to say its the coolest place I've ever been to. I was completely in love with the city. The Link Light Rail is really awesome too, so clean, you feel safe, nice stations underground, Great project! I just wish the Capitol Hill station had been opened already as it was just up the street from my apartment.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 04:46 AM   #2374
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Seattle subway?

more like Seattle area rapid transit or Seattle area light rail to be more precise.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 05:12 AM   #2375
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Seattle subway?

more like Seattle area rapid transit or Seattle area light rail to be more precise.
It's all about the branding. "Link Light Rail" is a bit of a mouthful, but "Seattle Subway" rolls right off the tongue.

Also, the creators of the map are a group called "Seattle Subway".
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 07:43 PM   #2376
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Seattle to connect city centre tram lines
Tuesday, July 22, 2014



SEATTLE City Council voted on July 21 to approve the alignment of a new tram line in the city centre that will link the existing South Lake Union line and the First Hill line, which is due to open later this year.

Unlike the two lines it will link, the $US 110m three-station line will run on a dedicated alignment along the central reservation of First Hill.

No funding has been identified yet for the project, although the city intends to apply for federal funding. This is likely to be through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts or Small Starts programmes.
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Old July 25th, 2014, 03:14 AM   #2377
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Sound Transit's Board of Directors today selected a site in Bellevue for location of the new maintenance facility needed for operation of the East Link line.

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Old July 28th, 2014, 01:25 AM   #2378
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That is a good looking future light rail system for Seattle. By the time that is up and running, both Portland and Seattle will have great rail systems.
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Old July 28th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #2379
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When will the 1st hill line open?
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Old July 28th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #2380
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The expected ridership with just the initial segment and the UW extension would be over 150,000. That would rank it 2nd or 3rd among US light rail systems. With the ST2 extensions ridership is expected to shoot well past 300,000. This would leave any other US light rail system in the dust by well over 100,000 riders. This passengers/mile is similiar to that of the Washington DC subway. Could Seattle support heavy rail? Probably
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