East Link Light Rail Extension 60% Completed; Due To Open In 2023.
The Sound Transit East Link light rail will connect Redmond and Bellevue to Seattle sometime in 2023 and is in the final design phase of the project.
Fourteen miles of tracks will provide train service to ten stations, running every 8 minutes during heavy commuting times.
Six of the ten stations are located in Bellevue. They are: Bellevue Tunnel; South Bellevue Station; Bellevue Downtown Station; East Main Station; Wilburton Station; and BelRed/130th Station.
More details about these East Link Stations can be found on the Station Frequently Asked Questions page for the City of Bellevue.
A track built to go over Lake Washington required engineers to solve the problem of laying a track transitioning from solid ground to the floating bridge. This is something that has never been done before.
To see a video of what went into developing the tracks going over the bridge and also to see a map of the East Link Extension, go to the SoundTransit East Link Extension page.