So with Link up and running for a week, here is a recap;
On opening day, 2 people got stuck in the elevator at Beacon Hill Station.
Many people complained about the rough wiggle the train made along the elevated segment.
TVM’s had their share of problems.
A power/signal outage shut down the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel for nearly a full day.
Trains were “light ridership” according to some newspapers.
Today I rode on Link and my observations are the following;
The wiggle in Tukwila is barely noticeable. The maintenance of way team at Sound Transit did a great job fixing this for both tracks!
Beacon Hill has some incredible food.
Sports fans are enjoying taking Link… the train I got off around 4:45pm had at least 40 jerseys waiting at Tukwila after over 200 commuters got off at Tukwila.
TVM’s all have been upgraded, including the Sounder TVM’s.
No power issues in the DSTT.
Ridership is steadily increasing. Both of my trains had easily over 200 people, which was shocking. The A/C on the trains did a good job keeping the temps cool.
How was your first week on Link? Good experiences, bad experiences? Considering this is the first week, I am shocked on how well this is going!