Video Animation Highlights Design Progress for East Link Light Rail Extension
April 2, 2014 Scott Braswell
Office of Communications

Redmond, WA -
 Do you ever imagine what the East Link light rail extension will look like once completed? Well, thanks to a new narrated video created by Sound Transit, the project comes to life – conceptually, at least – in a 12-minute clip showcasing an animated look at the advancing design for the Bellevue and Redmond portions of the project.

You can view the video here:

Once completed, the 14-mile extension will afford riders a fast, frequent and reliable connection from the Eastside's biggest population and employment centers to downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington. Ten stations will serve Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Bel-Red and Overlake in Redmond.

Service is targeted to begin in 2023, with construction getting underway in 2015.

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