On March 28-29, Link will not run between Westlake and Mt Baker Stations to accommodate system upgrades in the Beacon Hill tunnel. Trains will operate normally between SeaTac and Mt Baker, and shuttle bus 97 will run between Westlake and Mt Baker. Unlike previous bus bridges, however, Route 97 will run in the Downtown Transit Tunnel, serving all stops from Westlake to Stadium, then running express to Mt Baker Station. Sound Transit’s press release is below:
On Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, the downtown section of the Link light rail line will be closed for system upgrades to prepare for extending service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington in early 2016.
Trains will operate normally between Sea-Tac Airport Station to Mount Baker Station. A free shuttle bus will connect at Mount Baker Station, serve a temporary stop near Stadium Station and then make all normal downtown tunnel stops.
Route 97 – Service between Mount Baker Station and downtown Seattle.
Mount Baker Station – pick up/drop off at Mt. Baker Transit Center
Stadium Station (temporary stop on S. Royal Brougham Way and SODO Busway, in front of the Greyhound station)
International District Station
Pioneer Square Station
University Street Station
This Link shuttle does not serve Beacon Hill and SODO stations. Bus options for those neighborhoods:
From Beacon Hill
To Downtown/Westlake: Board Route 36 north.
To Sea-Tac Airport: Board Route 36 south and transfer to Link at Othello Station.
To Downtown/Westlake: Take any SODO Busway route north to downtown.
To Sea-Tac Airport: Board Route 50 east at SODO busway and S. Lander Street and transfer to Link at Columbia City Station. After 11:07 p.m. Saturday and 10:23 p.m. Sunday, board any SODO busway route north to Stadium Station and then take Route 97 south.
If possible, we recommend that you adjust your schedule to add extra time or use alternative travel options such as taxis and shuttles. Thank you for your patience during these upgrades.