SE Redmond station

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SE Redmond is a proposed Link Light Rail station near Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. The station would be located along the south side of State Route 520 southwest of its interchange with State Route 202 near Downtown Redmond. It would also include a 1,400-stall park and ride in a garage built on the site.[1]

The station was originally included in the Sound Transit 2 ballot measure in 2008, but was left out of the East Link Extension after a funding shortfall stemming from the City of Bellevue's desire for a tunneled alignment under Downtown Bellevue.[2] Sound Transit instead completed environmental reviews and selected a preferred alignment to Downtown Redmond, indefinitely deferring the final segment of East Link until a later date.[3] The Sound Transit 3 ballot measure, passed in 2016, includes $1.1 billion in funding for the two stations in Downtown Redmond, which will open by 2024.[4] Preliminary engineering on the Redmond extension was approved in February 2016, after being suspended in 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Summary". East Link Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (PDF) (Report). Sound Transit. July 2011. p. ES-51. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Lindblom, Mike (May 4, 2009). "Bellevue eyes Sound Transit train tunnel; Microsoft wants surface route". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sound Transit Board identifies preferred East Link light rail route" (Press release). Sound Transit. May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Demay, Daniel (June 2, 2016). "Sound Transit approves faster timeline for next phases of light rail". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sound Transit advances engineering for Federal Way, Redmond light rail extensions" (Press release). Sound Transit. February 25, 2016. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
Preceding station  
Link
  Following station
toward Northgate
East Link Extension
Downtown Redmond Extension
(2024)
Terminus

Coordinates: 47°40′03″N 122°06′33″W / 47.6674°N 122.1092°W / 47.6674; -122.1092