Lynnwood Link Extension Project (North Corridor Transit Project)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Elevated light rail will run along I-5 through Shoreline
Photo courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit Board identifies route and station options for North Link study

Last Thursday, the Sound Transit Board of Directors identified route and station locations for staff to study as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the extension of light rail between Northgate and the Lynnwood Transit Center.  The DEIS will also look more closely at potential impacts and mitigation associated with the route running along the I-5 corridor.

The DEIS and environmental review process will study proposed stations at the following locations along I-5:

  • NE 130th Street
  • NE 145th Street
  • NE 155th Street
  • NE 185th Street
  • 236th  Street SW
  • 220th  Street SW
  • Lynnwood Transit Center
Other areas of study include alignment, profile and station design issues.  Sound Transit will also seek to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts of the project as the project moves forward.  The DEIS is scheduled to be published in spring 2013.

Following public input during the scoping phase of the project last fall, Sound Transit completed additional public outreach last month which included ongoing consultation with local governments, and ten Community Drop-in Sessions in North King County and South Snohomish County.

Nearly 500 community members engaged staff to gather information and have their opinions known about future light rail options along the I-5 corridor.  That input - as well as ongoing analysis - helped inform the Sound Transit board’s decision.

The line is part of the Sound Transit 2 extensions to the north, east and south approved by voters in 2008.  It is scheduled to open in 2023.

For more information visit the project page on the web (includes map), email  or call Roger Iwata, Community Outreach Corridor Lead at 206-689-4904. 


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