Bellevue Beat | Take a bird's eye view of light rail through Bellevue in new aerial video
Take a bird's eye view of the Sound Transit's East Link alignment through Bellevue in new aerial video by Bellevue Transportation Department. The aerial video starts in south Bellevue just before the bend towards north along Bellevue Way to the South Bellevue Station--the first of six stations in Bellevue.
South Bellevue Station
Located on Bellevue Way Southeast at the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride, this station includes bus and paratransit transfer facilities and 1,500 parking stalls. A bike and pedestrian trail allows for easy connections through Mercer Slough Nature Park and beyond.
East Main Station
Located south of the intersection of 112th Avenue Southeast and Main Street, this street-level station provides increased transit access to surrounding residences and businesses. The route travels underground between the East Main and Bellevue Downtown stations.
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Emerging from the tunnel connecting the East Main station from the south, this street-level station at Northeast 6th Street serves downtown Bellevue near the existing transit center. The station includes entrances on the east side of 110th Avenue Northeast and the west side of 112th Avenue Northeast, providing easy access to Bellevue City Hall, Meydenbauer Center and other downtown Bellevue destinations. From this station, the eastbound tracks rise above I-405.
Riders enter this station from a south entrance at Northeast 8th Street and a north entrance connecting to 116th Avenue Northeast via a new pedestrian walkway. This elevated station provides important access to nearby medical facilities and the growing Wilburton neighborhood.
Spring District/120th Station
This station is located at the hub of the dynamic, growing, mixed-use Spring District neighborhood. Transit oriented development, including housing, jobs and retail anchored this open-air station located below street level.
Located between 130th and 132nd Avenues Northeast at Northeast Spring Boulevard, this station includes 300 parking spaces and supports future transit oriented development in Bellevue's new Spring District neighborhood.
When East Link opens in 2023, passengers will be able to ride almost 40 miles of fast, reliable light rail, from the Eastside to downtown Seattle and Northgate and to Sea-Tac Airport and Angle Lake.
Published: July 13, 2020