Capitol Hill (Link station)
Light Rail Station
Capitol Hill excavation in 2010
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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.
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.
Demolition of the buildings on the site began in early 2009. Once demolition and environmental clean-up work is done, excavation, tunnelling, and station construction work will occur. Major construction will last until 2015, with service commencing to the University of Washington in the north and Downtown Seattle and SeaTac in the south in 2016. 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.
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