[UPDATE by Martin: The announcement will be this Friday morning at 10:30. I’ll try to tweet it when it happens.]
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog has a great scoop from Sound Transit on when the opening day for Airport Link will be announced: Soon.
We also talked to Bruce Gray of Sound Transit about the start of light rail airport service which is scheduled to happen ‘late in 2009’ according to the airport link project page. Gray says the announcement on the start of service will come later this week and said the trains will be continuing through to the Sea-Tac stop “in time for the holidays.” “Which holidays?” CHS asked. Just wanted to be sure. Gray said we’ll find out this week.
The big hint there is that service is expected to run in time for the holidays. Good news.
Airport Link is the extension of the current light rail line to a Seatac airport stop. Currently, riders must depart from the Tukwila terminus station and ride a free shuttle to the airport. The center-platformed Seatac stop will be the new terminus of our light rail line.
CHS Blog also notes that free Wi-Fi will be offered at Seatac airport starting today. Finally.