The time has come! Sound Transit is set to open its initial segment of the Link 2 Line this weekend.

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.

And opening day will come with special events to celebrate the occasion.

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It all kicks off at 10 am on Saturday, as Bellevue Downtown Station, Sound Transit and the Bellevue Downtown Association host a public ribbon-cutting event.

They also say that “passengers will be welcomed onboard the new 2 Line for the very first time” around 11 a.m. following the ribbon cutting.

If you need a ride, from 8:30 to 11 a.m, “there will be a bus shuttle every 20 minutes from South Bellevue Station, in addition to the regular ST Express 550, at Bay 3 to get you to Bellevue Transit Center,” says Sound Transit.

“From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., riders can hop on the 2 Line from the South Bellevue and Redmond Technology Stations and enjoy a range of community events at each of the eight new stations.”

The celebrations will include a bouncy house, food trucks, bike helmet giveaways, live music, fire trucks to a live and interactive mural painting.

There is a full station-by-station breakdown to help plan out your day.

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.