Its safety certification now complete, Sound Transit will open Angle Lake Station this Saturday at 11:00am. The 1.6 mile extension is the last station to open for the next 4+ years, when UDistrict, Roosevelt, and Northgate make their big entrance. Media were treated to a brief preview ride this afternoon, with our Bruce E. in attendance.
The station festivities will be much smaller than that of ULink, both as a result of the relative importance of the stations in the overall network and due to relentless criticism of Sound Transit’s ULink Party expenditures by the likes of the Seattle Times and KUOW. A dedication ceremony and the usual speeches will begin at 9:30am, and the first trains will begin revenue service at 11:00am. Alaska Airlines, the City of SeaTac, and a few other sponsors will host a party on the plaza from 11am-2pm.
It will be a relatively quiet day for weekend service, with the Huskies, Mariners, and Sounders all out of town, but expect the 1,600 stall parking garage to begin filling up on Sunday for the Seahawks home game against division rivals San Francisco.
3 Replies to “Angle Lake Opens Saturday: Launch Day Details”
I’m sad I won’t be there due to personal reasons.
Therefore, if any of you see any swag – like any of you MassTransitNow fundraisers or STB folks wanting to make money… grab a Large T-shirt, Sound Transit staffer bobblehead or jersey, or some paper trains and please put on eBay. Then e-mail me at growlernoise-AT-gmail-DOT-com the link. Thank you so much!
Bring your rod and go talk to Celestino down at Angle Lake. What better reason to try out the new stations?
Expect a ridership boost from this though…..I figure about 5k additional riders out-of-the-box, which should put us above 70k riders per day and make us a top 10 LR system. (with the U in session at least).
Will there be an STB meet up?
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