Tacoma Link light rail is expanding to the Stadium district and Hilltop. While the new stations don’t open until next year, work is well underway expanding what is now a 1.5-mile line connecting the Tacoma Dome to downtown. To support this expanded future service, Tacoma Link will be closed from June 21 to 29 to connect the existing line to the new, larger operation and maintenance facility.
This will be the last extension of Tacoma Link for a long time. Tacoma Link will be extended along S 19th street (currently served by Pierce Transit route 2) to Tacoma Community College transit center with six new stations. However, time timeline is long even under the original ST3 plan with service to TCC opening in 2039. And the line is all but certain to open even later than that as Sound Transit is going through a long process of realignment. For now and for the foreseeable future, riders will have mainly Pierce Transit’s routes 1 and 2 and 28, with a faster ride to Tacoma Dome Station available in very limited circumstances on Sound Transit’s route 595.