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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue East Link light rail to begin passenger service April 27

Sound Transit announced today that the initial segment of the East Link 2 Line will open to passenger service on April 27.

The 6.5-mile segment of the East Link Extension includes eight new stations in Bellevue and Redmond. This initial 2 Line segment will run between South Bellevue Station at the west end and the Redmond Technology Station on the east.


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Starting April 27, the 2 Line will serve the following eight light rail stations:
  • South Bellevue
  • East Main
  • Bellevue Downtown
  • Wilburton
  • Spring District
  • BelRed
  • Overlake Village
  • Redmond Technology

Two-car trains will run every 10 minutes, 16 hours a day. Service will run from 5:30am to 9:30pm daily and will connect with the regional transit network at South Bellevue, Bellevue Downtown and Redmond Technology stations.

Parking is available at South Bellevue, BelRed and Redmond Technology stations. Several stations are accessible from the Eastrail corridor and the regional trail network. Secure bike parking is available at every station.

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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony - April 27, 2024

Everyone is invited to celebrate opening day with Sound Transit and its partners on Saturday, April 27. The festivities will start with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bellevue Downtown Station at 10am. Link service will begin operating after the ribbon cutting at approximately 11am.

Following the ribbon cutting and throughout the day, all eight of the new stations will feature different activities, exhibits and entertainment. Anyone who participates in a Discover.Stamp.Win activity and visits all eight stations will be eligible to enter a prize drawing.

People attending the opening day celebrations are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit to connect with the 2 Line. Plan your trip using the Sound Transit Trip Planner.

Visit Bellevue light rail 2 Line for maps and information about how to ride.


Published: February 15, 2024
Photos courtesy of Sound Transit


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