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Bikes no longer banned on light rail downtown as Connect 2020 work ends, but service is reduced due to COVID-19

Well, what should have been a happy day for transit hardly feels worth celebrating amid the pandemic. Work to connect the existing Sound Transit Link light rail tracks to the under-construction East Link tracks has wrapped up, and the downtown … Continue reading

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Sound Transit didn’t finish work as planned, so reduced downtown light rail and bike ban still in effect

You know, in an alternate timeline this would be a really big story. Sound Transit was not able to complete all the work needed to fully reopen downtown light rail service as was planned, so Connect 2020 continues. That means … Continue reading

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Watch: Guide to biking around the downtown light rail closure

Sound Transit’s downtown light rail service restriction started this week, and people with bikes must exit trains at International District/Chinatown Station northbound and University Street Station southbound. The good news is that SDOT completed the south downtown bike connection in … Continue reading

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Bikes will be kicked off light rail downtown during early 2020 crush + 5¢ per hour bike lockers coming to more transit stations

Construction work to connect the existing light rail tracks to the new East Link tracks will require a very tough couple months in January, February and March 2020. Dubbed “Connect 2020,” train frequency will be dramatically reduced, and every passenger … Continue reading

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Upcoming weekend Link closures a good chance to try biking + Last chance to take station access survey

In order to complete work necessary to connect the existing light rail line to the under-construction East Link line, Sound Transit will not operate trains between Capitol Hill and Sodo Stations for three upcoming weekends: October 12-13, October 26-27, and … Continue reading

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