Sound Transit Link 1 Line

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1 Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
System Link Light Rail
Type Light rail transit
Number of stations 19
Cities serviced Seattle, Tukwila, SeaTac
Termini Northgate
Angle Lake
Operations
Opened July 18, 2009
Owner Sound Transit (1999–present)
Operator King County Metro
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Sound Transit 201-352 TransLink Accessible bullet-b.png
Technical
Line length 24.65 mi (39.67 km)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Electrification 1500V DC Overhead
Operating speed 89 km/h (55 mph)
Line Diagram


Sound Transit Link 1 Line is a light rail line operated by Sound Transit in Seattle and the surrounding area. Operations for the 1 line are currently under contract to King County Metro, which operates all train services. The 1 Line is currently the only Central Link line, though more lines are planned with future system expansions.

Route Details

The route starts with Northgate Station at the northern end, runs via the University of Washington, Capitol Hill, Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, and Sea-Tac Airport, with Angle Lake Station being the southern terminus.

Stations

Stations are listed in order, traveling from North to South.

Service Frequency

1 Line Logo and Symbol-a.png Frequency
Peak Hours 8 mins.
Midday 10 mins.
Evening 10 mins.
Late Night 15 mins.
Early Mornings 12 mins.
Saturdays and
Sundays/Holidays
10 mins.

First and Last Trains

Southbound Service

Northgate to Angle Lake
1 Line Logo and Symbol-a.png First Train from
Beacon Hill
*
First Train Last Train
Weekdays 4:15 a.m. 4:51 a.m. 12:28 a.m.
Saturdays 4:11 a.m. 4:51 a.m. 12:28 a.m.
Sundays/Holidays 5:06 a.m. 5:33 a.m. 11:28 a.m.

* The first Southbound trains of the day start at Beacon Hill Station.

Northbound Service

Angle Lake to Northgate
1 Line Logo and Symbol-a.png First Train from
SODO
*
First Train Last Train Last Train to
Stadium**
Weekdays 4:25 a.m. 5:00 a.m. 11:45 p.m. 1:30 a.m.
Saturdays 4:24 a.m. 4:56 a.m. 11:41 p.m. 1:40 a.m.
Sundays/Holidays 5:24 a.m. 5:56 a.m. 11:11 p.m. 12:31 a.m.

* The first several trains of the day start at SODO Station.
** The last several trains of the night terminate at Stadium Station.

History

  • July 18, 2009 - Service starts from Westlake Station to Tukwila International Boulevard Station.
  • December 19, 2009 - Service starts from Tukwila International Boulevard Station to SeaTac / Airport Station.
  • March 19, 2016 - University link extension opened for service. Added Capitol Hill Station and University of Washington Station.
  • September 24, 2016 - Angle Lake Station opened for service.
  • March 23, 2019 - End of joint bus/light rail operations in the Downtown Transit Tunnel.
  • September 21, 2019 - Section from University of Washington Station to Angle Lake Station renamed Red Line
  • October 2, 2021 - Section from Northgate Station to Angle Lake Station renamed 1 Line
  • October 2, 2021 - Northgate section opened, added U District, Roosevelt and Northgate stations.

Future Plans

Expansion plans under Sound Transit 3

Future Extensions

  • 2024 1 Line extension to Lynnwood
  • 2030-2031 1 Line extension to Tacoma Dome
  • 2037-2039 1 Line rerouted north of downtown Seattle on extension to Ballard [1]


References


v·d·e
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Fleet
ST Express 9092-9121 9122-9123 9124-9126 9201-9222 9301-9312 9553-9565 9566-9583 9584-9586 9587-9596 9622-9623 9624-9636 9637-9647 9648-9651 9652-9659 9660-9690 9700-9712 9713-9719 9720-9722 9723-9739 9800-9813 9814-9817 9818-9822 41501-41517 41601-41605 51401-51403 61401-61407 91501-91505 91701-91732 91901-91913 Non-service fleet
Retired ST Express 801-827 5019-5021,5194-5210 9000-9069 9070-9089 9090-9091 9200 9400-9419 9500-9524 9525-9536 9537-9552 9600-9621
Sounder Rail 101-111 112-118 201-214 201-230 231-240 321-329 901-904 905-906 907-911 921-923
Tacoma Link 1001-1003
Central Link 101-135 136-162 201-352
Routes
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510 511 512 513 522 532 535 541 542 544 545 550 554 555 556 560 566 567 574 577 578 580 586 590 592 594 595 596

Former:

505 506 508 530 531 540 546 564 565 570 582 585 591 593 599

Stride BRT Future:

S1 Line S2 Line S3 Line

Sound Transit Link Logo.png Central Link Tacoma Link

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Future:

2 Line (2023) 3 Line (2030) 4 Line (2041)

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Puget Sound Region Agencies
Seattle
Seattle
Puget Sound
Lynnwood
Everett
Tacoma
Olympia
Seattle
Port Angeles
Bremerton
Bremerton
Aberdeen/Hoquiam
Shelton
Oak Harbor/Coupeville
Port Townsend
Mount Vernon/Burlington
Bellingham