Pioneer Square station

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This article is about the transit station in Seattle, WA. It is not to be confused with Pioneer Square South and Pioneer Square North stations in Portland, OR.
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Pioneer Square
Light Rail and Bus Station
Seattle - Pioneer Square Station July 2009.jpg
Location 3rd Avenue and James Street
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′7″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60194°N 122.33056°W / 47.60194; -122.33056Coordinates: 47°36′7″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60194°N 122.33056°W / 47.60194; -122.33056
Owned by King County Metro
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bus stands

Bay A (Northbound/Eastbound via SR-520):
King County Metro: 41, 74, 255
Bay C (Southbound):
King County Metro: 101, 102, 150
Bay D (Eastbound via I-90):
Sound Transit Express: 550

Parking Pay parking nearby
Disabled access Yes
Opened September 15, 1990 (bus service)
July 18, 2009 (Link Light Rail)
Rebuilt September 24, 2005 - September 24, 2007 (conversion to bus/rail joint service)
Preceding station  
  Following station
toward Angle Lake
Central Link
Preceding station  
ST Express
  Following station
Route 550

Pioneer Square is a Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel station located in Pioneer Square, served by Sound Transit Central Link light rail trains, Sound Transit buses and King County Metro buses. It is completely underground, with entrances in the former Public Safety and Lyon buildings and next to Prefontaine Place on 3rd Avenue. 3,300 daily Link light rail boardings are predicted for the year 2020.[1]

Originally constructed as a bus-only station by Metro and opened in 1990 for use by dual-mode buses/trolleybuses, it was rebuilt in 2005-2007 by Sound Transit for eventual use by light rail trains.[2] Light rail service at this station started on July 18, 2009, with the opening of the Link system.

There are entrances to the underground station at 3rd & James and 3rd & Cherry. There is also an accessible entrance along 3rd between Cherry and James.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level Exits/Entrances
Mezzanine Ticket vending machines, to Exits/Entrances
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Central Link toward University of Washington (University Street)
Bus Bay A (41, 74) northbound toward Interstate 5 (University Street)
Bus Bay A (255) eastbound toward State Route 520 (University Street)
Southbound Central Link toward Angle Lake (International District/Chinatown)
Bus Bay C (101, 102, 150) southbound toward SODO Busway (International District/Chinatown)
Bus Bay D (550) eastbound toward Interstate 90 (International District/Chinatown)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



  1. ^ Sound Transit - Pioneer Square Station
  2. ^ "Seattle bus tunnel set to reopen". KOMO News. 2007-09-18. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 

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