Thank you for making Launch Day a huge success! On opening day, Link gave 67,000 rides and we haven’t slowed down since. We’ve collected our favorite photos to share on Flickr. Tell us about your favorite moments using #ULink2016.
U Link is now open, but we aren’t resting on our laurels. Planning and construction is underway to extend light rail service to the north, south and east. Next up: this year we will open Angle Lake Station, south of SeaTac Airport. You can learn about all our upcoming projects and plans at soundtransit.org.
We’ll announce the opening date for Angle Lake Station later this summer. Subscribe to Angle Lake Updates for all the latest news
“Capitol Hill is a wonderful community, but it’s difficult to get there. University Link will be amazing, connecting to both downtown and the UW in minutes. We can’t wait for opening day!”
Jim Spady, President of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
“This is exciting. Taking U Link trains to Capitol Hill or all the way to the airport is perfect.”
Taryn Seacrist, UW student
“Being a UW Air Force ROTC cadet and living in the south end means waking up at 3 a.m. for training. When light rail opens, I’ll not only get to all my classes in less than an hour, I’ll finally catch up on my sleep. Awesome!”
Nickey Mitchell, Seattle Central College student and Rainier Valley resident
“Instead of 25 minutes, getting to work at the UW Medical Center will be a four-minute ride from Capitol Hill. And downtown and the airport are just three blocks away by light rail. Woo Hoo!”
Chuck Rohrer, UW Medical Center employee and Capitol Hill resident
“I’m so excited to finally see light rail becoming a reality. It will promote more foot traffic and exploration between neighborhoods. I suspect more people will leave their cars behind.”
Binko Bisbee, owner of KOBO stores on North Broadway and South Jackson Street