Capitol Hill (Link station)

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Capitol Hill
Light Rail Station
Capitol Hill Link Station tunnel cross section 2012-11-04.jpg
Tunnels leading into future station under construction in November 2012
Coordinates 47°37′09″N 122°19′13″W / 47.6192°N 122.3202°W / 47.6192; -122.3202Coordinates: 47°37′09″N 122°19′13″W / 47.6192°N 122.3202°W / 47.6192; -122.3202
Owned by Sound Transit
Opened 2016 (planned)
Preceding station   Sound Transit logo simplified.svg Link Light Rail   Following station
University Link Extension

Capitol Hill Station will be an underground Sound Transit University Link light rail station located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is scheduled to open along with the rest of the University Link project in 2016. 14,000 daily boardings are projected for the station in 2030.[1]


The station will be located beneath Nagle Place and the alley to the north of it between E John St and E Denny Way, just east of Broadway. It will have three entrances. The north entrance will be at the southeast corner of Broadway and E John, and the south entrance will be at the southwest corner of Denny Way and Nagle Place, across from Cal Anderson Park. The west entrance, accessible via a pedestrian tunnel under Broadway from the rest of the station, will be on the west side of Broadway south of Denny, on the same block as Seattle Central Community College.[2]


Demolition of the buildings on the site began in early 2009. Environmental clean-up work, excavation, tunnelling, and station construction work followed. As of February 2015, street-level construction is done and the visual barrier is being removed.[3] After construction is done, the portions of the blocks used in construction that are not taken up by station entrances will be available for Transit-Oriented Development. Some have suggested using part of the available space for a community amenity such as a permanent farmers' market.[4] Service is scheduled to commence to the University of Washington in the north and Downtown Seattle and SeaTac in the south in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ "University Link Light Rail" (PDF). Sound Transit. May 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Capitol Hill Station". Sound Transit. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  3. ^ University Link Extension project update, Sound Transit, February 2015, retrieved 2015-03-25 
  4. ^ "Light Rail TOD Forum Recap". Capitol Hill Seattle blog. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Capitol Hill Station construction". Sound Transit. Retrieved 2009-04-03. [dead link]

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