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Encyclopedia > Sound Transit Central Link
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It may contain information of a speculative nature and the content may change dramatically as the construction and/or completion of the infrastructure approaches, and more information becomes available.
Railway station

The Central Link, a 15.7-mile (25.3 km) light rail line running between downtown Seattle and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport located in SeaTac, is currently under construction by Sound Transit and is a part of Sound Transit's Link Light Rail system. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Image File history File links 25_railtransportation_trans. ... Image File history File links Sound-Transit-logo. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... FAA diagram of Sea-Tac Airport Sea-Tac Airport from space with the SR 509 freeway to the west and the SR 518 freeway to the north Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington at the intersections of... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. ... Link Light Rail is a new transportation project for the Greater Seattle region. ...

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Existing

(as part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel) Pioneer Square Station The Metro Bus Tunnel, also referred to as the (Downtown) Seattle Transit Tunnel is a 1. ...

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Future

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Equipment

Kinkisharyo-Mitsui was chosen to design and manufacture 31 low-floor cars, along with additional equipment and support. The cars are to be delivered between November 2006 and September 2008. Although the system is designed to accommodate trains of up to four cars each, initial trains will consist of only two cars, growing as ridership increases. The cars will be 95 feet (30 m) long, accommodate 200 people each (74 seated), and be double-ended to allow travel in either direction. Kinkisharyo-Mitsui is a joint venture between Kinki Sharyo International LLC and Mitsui & Co. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future

Future plans call for extending the system from Westlake to the Northgate Mall via the University of Washington to the North, and from SeaTac Airport to South 200th Street to the South. Sound Transit also recently asked for the public's opinion on several new proposed plans, which would extend light rail and transit further throughout the Seattle area, including major eastside suburbs such as Bellevue, Redmond, and Issaquah. Northgate Mall is a shopping mall in the Northgate informal district of north urban Seattle, Washington. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... FAA diagram of Sea-Tac Airport Sea-Tac Airport from space with the SR 509 freeway to the west and the SR 518 freeway to the north Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington at the intersections of...


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