University Street station

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Not to be confused with University of Washington station.
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University Street
Light Rail and Bus Station
Metro bus and Link light rail passing at University Street Station (2010).jpg
University Street Station
Location 3rd Avenue and University Street
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′26.61″N 122°20′8.93″W / 47.6073917°N 122.3358139°W / 47.6073917; -122.3358139Coordinates: 47°36′26.61″N 122°20′8.93″W / 47.6073917°N 122.3358139°W / 47.6073917; -122.3358139
Owned by King County Metro

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

Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
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

The University Street Station is a Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel Station located under Third Avenue between Union and Seneca Streets in Downtown Seattle. Sound Transit's Central Link light rail trains serve this station alongside King County Metro and Sound Transit Express buses. It is completely underground, with entrances in the 1201 Third Avenue Tower (Third Ave. & Seneca St.), the Cobb Building parking garage (Third Ave. & University St.), Benaroya Hall (Third Ave. & University St.) and a wheelchair accessible walkway to Second Avenue and University Street. 7,900 daily light rail boardings are predicted for the year 2020.[1]

The Second Avenue and University Street entry passage includes wall tiles with music-related inscriptions.

Suggestions have been made to change the name of the station to "Benaroya Hall" or "Symphony" due to possible confusion with University of Washington and U District stations.[2]

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 (Westlake)
Bus Bay A (41, 74) northbound toward Interstate 5 (Westlake)
Bus Bay A (255) eastbound toward State Route 520 (Westlake)
Southbound Central Link toward Angle Lake (Pioneer Square)
Bus Bay C (101, 102, 150) southbound toward SODO Busway (Pioneer Square)
Bus Bay D (550) eastbound toward Interstate 90 (Pioneer Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right



  1. ^ Sound Transit - University Street Station
  2. ^ Radil, Amy (June 18, 2012). "Naming Light Rail Stations Not As Simple As It Seems". KUOW. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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