Sound Transit just announced that its initial segment of the Link 2 Line will open to passenger service this spring.

According to Sound Transit, the link light rail will serve eight new station on the Eastside between South Bellevue Station and Redmond Technology Station, and it will all begin on April 27th.

The 6.5-mile segment of the East Link Extension will have two-car trains that will run every 10 minutes, 16 hours a day.

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“With the opening of the 2 Line on the Eastside this spring, and our major expansion into Snohomish County this fall, we’re bringing the convenience of light rail to hundreds of thousands more people across the region,” said King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine.

“That means more people will be able to use Link light rail to skip the traffic and parking hassles and get to school, work, games, concerts and more, inexpensively and on time, every time.”

Starting April 27, the 2 Line will serve the following stations, according to Sound Transit:

  • South Bellevue
  • East Main
  • Bellevue Downtown
  • Wilburton
  • Spring District
  • BelRed
  • Overlake Village
  • Redmond Technology

Service for the stations will run from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week, connecting with the regional transit network at South Bellevue, Bellevue Downtown and Redmond Technology stations.

As for the full 2 Line, it is expected to open in 2025.

“Completion of the 1-90 segment of East Link was delayed by quality issues, which are currently being corrected,” said Sound Transit. “When completed, the I-90 segment will add the Mercer Island and Judkins Park stations to the 2 Line and connect to the 1 Line at the International District/Chinatown Station in downtown Seattle. The Downtown Redmond Link Extension is also scheduled to open in 2025 with the Marymoor Village and Downtown Redmond stations completing the 2 Line.”

For those who also drive, parking is available at South Bellevue, BelRed and Redmond Technology stations. Several stations are accessible from the Eastrail corridor and the regional trail network.

Bike parking is also available at every station.

There will be festivities and a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bellevue Downtown Station on Saturday, April 27th, with everything kicking off at 10 am.

Service for the new lines will start operating after the ribbon cutting, at around 11 am.

Sound Transit also added that throughout opening day, all eight of the new stations will feature different activities, exhibits and entertainment.

“Anyone who participates in a Discover.Stamp.Win activity and visits all eight stations will be eligible to enter a prize drawing.”