For anyone looking to travel on Link this weekend, be prepared for spottier service as track maintenance will reduce trains to single-track running between SODO and Columbia City stations. Sound Transit is finishing the installation of switch heaters near the OMF (Operations and Maintenance Facility). The heaters will allow switches to be fully operational when snow and ice bring pandemonium during the winter months.
Service will be reduced from normal 10-15 minute headways to 20-30 minute headways. Single-track running also means that only one platform will be used for both northbound and southbound trains at Mt. Baker and Beacon Hill stations. ST will have signage and staff on hand to direct riders. The service disruptions are expected to last from 10PM tonight through 5AM Monday morning.