Light rail service through area will be disrupted this weekend for track repairs


Link light rail service between the Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard stations this weekend will experience single-track operations and a one-day stoppage while crews make track repairs in the area.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 5, starting 9 p.m., light rail trains will operate on a single track between the Rainier Beach and Tukwila stations.

Starting Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 a.m., both southbound and northbound tracks between Rainier Beach and Tukwila will close through Sunday morning. King County Metro shuttle bus service Route 97 will operate between the two stations during the closure. Single-track light rail service between Rainier Beach and Tukwila will resume Sunday at 9 a.m. Full light rail service will resume Monday at 5 a.m.

During the single-tracking work period and through Sunday, Oct. 7, trains will reduce speeds to 10 mph when traveling through the work zone. Riders should expect minor delays. Link will continue to run regular service between the University of Washington and Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard and Angle Lake stations.

During a routine inspection, Sound Transit maintenance crews discovered irregularities in the rails just south of Rainier Beach Station, where light rail trains cross Interstate 5 near Boeing Access Road. Crews will be staging equipment and other preparatory work in the area prior to the start of repairs.


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