Link Light Rail reaches milestone as crews work to connect Line 1 to Federal Way

Connecting beams between Angle Lake station and the Federal Way Link extension on March 5, 2022 (Sound Transit).

The Federal Way Light Rail Extension now connects to the rest of Line 1, which runs from North Seattle to Angle Lake.

Construction crews laid the 124-foot beams Wednesday morning, physically connecting the Federal Way light rail line to the Seattle line. The current project is a few years away from completion, and Sound Transit is still working to connect its light rail line to Snohomish County.

Currently Line 1 runs from Northgate to Angle Lake, with connections being built to extend the service even further.

“From up and down I-5 and to our current southern terminus at Angle Lake, everyone can see the dream come true,” said Kent Keel, Sound Transit board chairman and board member. of University Place. “After bringing light rail to Federal Way, we will then implement fast and efficient light rail service to the Tacoma Dome.”

By 2024, riders will be able to ride the light rail from Lynnwood to Federal Way.

“It’s exciting to see this new line take shape and connect to the existing line. It’s another important step in connecting South King County residents to train stations across the region,” said Dave Upthegrove, Member of the Board of Sound Transit and a member of King County Council.

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