Here are some updates for you hungry light-railers.
The overhead wiring is progressing in the northbound Beacon Hill tunnel and connecting the system to the MLK and initial test segment. These items should be completed by the end of the year. As usual, once the wiring is finished, dead wire testing will follow before live testing through the tunnel will be allowed. Wiring has been completed in the southbound tunnel and crews are working to finish up connecting East Portal to Walden Street.
All LRV’s have arrived on the property but not all accepted. Once the equipment finishes burn-in and performance testing, they will be accepted by Sound Transit.
All MLK Stations are completed.
Full line testing will start next Spring (DTSS to South 154th Street)
Beacon Hill is still scheduled to open on time.
Rail is completed up to the station. I originally thought it went into and through the station but it’s just outside of the station.
Ballast has been laid out along the Airport Expressway and has been tamped to spec.
OCS System will start installation sometime early next year.
Construction starts in November/December