Construction Alert: East Link Extension

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Construction alert

Location of upcoming East Link Live Wire Testing with LRV.

Live wire testing with Light Rail Vehicles

Live wire light rail vehicle testing coming up on East Link

Full speed ahead! Starting the first week of February 2022, live wire light rail vehicle testing will be rolling out on the East Link light rail tracks. This exciting phase of testing will allow crews to ensure that the new line will be ready for riders.

Trains will be moving at typical speeds (20 - 35mph) on the tracks between the Bellevue Downtown, Wilburton, and Spring District stations. Nearby neighbors may hear a low hum from the train as it passes. Crews will be conducting this work overnight, between the hours of 9 P.M. and 5 A.M., starting Thursday, February 3rd and ending Sunday, February 6th.

With these activities moving us toward the opening of the 2 Line, Sound Transit reminds you to pay attention to safety. The trains will be moving fast and can appear quickly. It is important to stay off the tracks at all times and only cross at designated crossings.


Live wire light rail vehicle testing


Beginning Thursday, February 3rd and ending Sunday, February 6th; between 9 P.M. and 5 A.M.


Bellevue Downtown Station – Wilburton Station – Spring District Station

Safety Reminders

  • Only cross at designated crosswalks and signalized intersections. Obey all traffic signs and signals. Link trains are electric and very quiet. Whenever you are around trains or tracks, remember to watch for trains.
  • Always look both ways before crossing the tracks. Trains can travel in any direction, or any track, at any time. After a train passes, another train may be coming from the opposite direction.
  • Do not walk, stand, or park a vehicle on the tracks. Trains can arrive at any time.
  • Stay away from the track switches that are used to change train directions. These switches are very powerful and can move at any time without warning.
  • When crossing the tracks on a bicycle, always cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle to prevent your bicycle tires from getting stuck in the tracks.

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Community Engagement: Ryan Lescouflair, or 
After-hours construction hotline (for urgent, overnight issues): 888-298-2395

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