Update 4/28/2023 11pm: Trains are running every 15-20 minutes. All trains terminate at Pioneer Square Station and require transferring to continue further north or south. ST urges people to use other alternatives if feasible. (The link has a very nice chart of bus alternatives.) Westlake, University Street, and International District/Chinatown are using only one platform for both directions, so make sure the train is going the direction you want.
Link is reduced to
30-minute service [see above] downtown between Capitol Hill and Stadium Stations due to a leak in Westlake Station’s ceiling over the northbound platform. Mike Lindblom in the Seattle Times writes that the disruption will last two weeks ($), and that “the concrete lid was punctured while a crew was working on the city’s Pine Street renovation project”. (We covered the Pike/Pine rechannelization project in the second item here.) All southbound passengers will transfer at Capitol Hill, and all northbound passengers at Stadium. Downtown trains will travel both directions on the southbound (Angle Lake) track. North of Capitol Hill and south of Stadium, trains will run every 10 minutes according to ST’s website.
People traveling from Westlake to International District can take buses 7, 14, or 36 at 3rd & Pine or 5th & Jackson, running every 5 minutes or so. Other routes like the D, E, 40, and 62 also stop close to there. If you’re going further south to Stadium Station or the Greyhound terminal, routes 101, 124, 150, and ST Express 594 go there, and routes 131 and 132 stop nearby on 4th Avenue South. If you’re transferring at Capitol Hill station, you can take bus 10 on John Street to Westlake, bus 49 on Broadway to Westlake, or the First Hill Streetcar to International District (but not downtown).
This disruption was announced right when the RapidRide G restructure article was posted, so don’t miss that article. Comments on other topics belong in the Open Thread 3 article before that.