Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 55 | Swift Updates for August 24, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 55

Electrical work on Seaway Swift station

Electrical crews install wiring for ticket vending machines and lighting at a future Swift station at Seaway Transit Center.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Station Structure Installation Progressing Rapidly

Structures for future Swift Green Line stations are going up quickly -- many stations have their bright blue frame and white canopy already in place. The next phase of structure installation will put in information kiosks and the ticket vending machine casing, and the final phase will put in glass screens, benches and the tall roadside marker.

Crews have already started at Seaway Transit Center (see photo above) and will continue next week down Airport Rd. to the station pairs located at Kasch Park Rd., 100th St. SW and 112th St. SW.

Electrical work and landscaping are also scheduled at several station sites next week.

No lane closures are anticipated.

Canyon Park Park & Ride Construction Delayed Until Aug. 30

Construction at Canyon Park Park & Ride has been delayed until Aug. 30. Bike lockers have been relocated, but vehicle parking will not be further impacted until construction begins. Please obey any "No Parking" signs already on the site.

Up-to-date information can be found online at www.bit.ly/CanyonParkWork

Information about the Swift Green Line stations is online at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftStations.

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Swift training station during and after painting

All Southbound Stations Repainted by Aug. 31

Stations along Swift Blue Line are being repainted this summer with a new coat of high-performance paint. The project began at the northern terminal in June and began moving south; all southbound stations will be repainted by the end of the month.

Reopen on Aug. 24

  • SB Hwy. 99 and 204th St. SW
  • Aurora Village Transit Center

Closed Aug. 27-31

  • SB Hwy. 99 and 216th St. SW (Stop #2754)
  • NB Hwy. 99 and 238th St. SW (Stop #2747)

During painting, the stations will be fenced and enclosed (see photo) so the work can be done quickly and in an environmentally safe manner.

No painting is scheduled for the week of Sept. 3-9; crews will spend that time preparing the final 12 stations for repainting. This work will be completed during non-service hours.

Pay Fare at Destination

To catch a Swift bus at these locations, follow the signs to the nearby local stop -- the Swift bus will stop there.

ORCA card readers and ticket vending machines will be unavailable at closed stations, so please pay your fare when you de-board.

Visit www.communitytransit.org/SwiftPaint for more information and a detailed repainting schedule.

Information about Swift Blue Line is online at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftBlue.

Seaway Transit Center
Irrigation at Seaway

Next: Irrigation Pipes, Safety Lighting and Fencing

The sight of the future Seaway Transit Center will continue to change in the coming weeks as the project approaches "substantial completion" status.

Crews are installing and burying nearly a mile of irrigation piping (see photo), preparing for an acre of native landscaping that will include dozens of trees, hundreds of shrubs and thousands of groundcover plants. Landscaping is expected to begin in September.

During the week of Aug. 27-31, other crews will install safety lighting at crosswalks and fiberglass fencing along the transit center's south border.

No lane closures on 75th St. or Seaway Blvd. are planned for several weeks.

Bus Shelter Installation Planned for Early Fall

Parts for bus shelters will arrive in the coming weeks and will be installed in early fall.

Information about the Seaway Transit Center is online at www.communitytransit.org/Seaway

Swift Green Line Info
Swift Green Line Construction Area Map

Construction Includes Four Areas, Several Stages

The Swift Green Line will run between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the Seaway Transit Center, which is currently under construction near the Boeing Everett plant.

Swift Green Line buses will serve 34 stations at 16 intersections and two terminals every 10 minutes weekdays, and every 20 minutes nights and weekends.

Community Transit is building the stations in stages: underground utility work, concrete platforms, and finally the station structures.

Construction began in Area 1, the northernmost part of the route, and will generally move east and south, resulting in each station being visited several times in 2018.

Swift stations will provide weather protection, seating, adequate lighting, real-time next bus signs, and a rider information kiosk. ORCA smart card readers and ticket vending machines will provide quick and easy ways for riders to pay their fare before boarding a Swift bus.

The Swift Green Line will connect with the Swift Blue Line at Hwy 99 & Airport Rd., establishing Snohomish County’s first high-capacity transit network. The network will eventually include more Swift lines and Link light rail.

The Swift Green Line will begin service in spring 2019.