Westlake station (Sound Transit)
|Light rail and bus station|
Westlake Station in 2009
|Location||Pine Street and 4th Avenue
|Owned by||King County Metro|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Seattle Center Monorail (connect at Westlake Center - 3rd floor)
South Lake Union Streetcar (connect at Westlake Avenue and Olive Way)
|Parking||Pay parking nearby|
|Opened||September 15, 1990 (bus service)
July 18, 2009 (light rail service)
|Rebuilt||September 24, 2005 - September 24, 2007 (conversion to joint bus/light rail service)|
Westlake Station is a Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel Station in Downtown Seattle under Pine Street between Third and Sixth Avenues, served by Sound Transit and King County Metro buses and Central Link light rail trains. It was the northern terminus of Central Link from 2009 until the opening of the University Link extension in March 2016. It is completely underground and has several entrances along Pine Street between 3rd and 6th Avenues, along with direct connections to the basement levels of Westlake Center, Nordstrom and Macy's. As of 2016, it is the busiest Central Link station, with nearly 10,000 weekday boardings.
The station was opened in 1990, with the completion of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, and was originally served only by dual-mode buses. Light rail trains began serving the station in 2009, after a 2005–2007 rebuilding and retrofitting of the station and tunnel.
|Street Level||Exits/Entrances, South Lake Union Streetcar|
|Mezzanine||Ticket vending machines, Metro Customer Shop, to Exits/Entrances, elevator to Seattle Center Monorail|
|Northbound||← Central Link toward University of Washington (Capitol Hill)|
|← Bus Bay A (41, 74) northbound toward Interstate 5 (Convention Place)|
|← Bus Bay A (255) eastbound toward State Route 520 (Convention Place)|
|Southbound||→ Central Link toward Angle Lake (University Street) →|
|→ Bus Bay C (101, 102, 150) southbound toward SODO Busway (University Street) →|
|→ Bus Bay D (550) eastbound toward Interstate 90 (University Street) →|
There is an elevator from the station to the Seattle Center Monorail at the third floor of Westlake Center. Several entrances are near the southern terminus of the South Lake Union Streetcar and near transfer points to surface buses toward Belltown, Queen Anne Hill, Magnolia, Fremont, Shoreline, Green Lake, and Redmond, among many other locations.
- Shaner, Zach (August 11, 2016). "ULink Ridership By Station". Seattle Transit Blog. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
- Crowley, Walt (October 1, 2000). "Bus service begins in downtown Seattle transit tunnel on September 15, 1990.". HistoryLink. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Metro Customer Service Offices
- Media related to Westlake station (Sound Transit) at Wikimedia Commons
- Westlake Station information from soundtransit.org