East Link light rail train clearance testing is underway serving Bellevue, Mercer Island and Overlake/Bel Red areas connecting to Seattle


Clearance testing in downtown Bellevue Nov. 14, 2021 | Courtesy of Sound Transit

Light rail testing along the Eastside to Seattle stops are currently being tested overnight.  Trains are being slowly pushed or pulled along the track so crews can measure clearances underneath overpasses and at the station platforms.

The East Link connection is more than 90% complete.  Sound Transit has announced East Link opens as Line 2 in 2023.

Redmond will get two more stations in 2024.

The light rail expansions are being built to travel from Lynnwood and Federal Way in 2024 and the Hilltop Tacoma Link that opens in 2022.  

More extensions will be located in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline and Seattle.  

Lynnwood's Link extension is 50% completed according to Sound Transit.

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