Sound Transit "North Link" is now "Lynnwood Link"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Light rail trains will run along I-5 through Shoreline
on the Lynnwood Link
Photo courtesy Sound Transit

The North Corridor Transit Project is now known as the Lynnwood Link Extension. 

Early in the planning process, Sound Transit needed a project name that encompassed several modes of transit considered in the Alternatives Analysis phase. Now that light rail has been confirmed as the best transit mode to serve the Interstate 5 corridor between Northgate and Lynnwood, the new name appropriately includes Link light rail and the new line's end point.

The project name change also aligns with a recently approved policy for naming Sound Transit facilities and operating systems. You'll see the transition to new project names on the web and project materials for this project and other Link extensions to the east and south. Over time, the names of other Sound Transit projects throughout the region also may be changed to better represent the neighborhoods they serve and help customers more easily find their destinations.


Anonymous,  May 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM  

I have always agreed with the idea of a regional transit system. Ever since Metropolitan Transit was deemed an illegal government entity, which had to be run by officials that were elected for their positions. It looks like Sound Transit may fall into that category in some ways? I always thought that Sound Transit was developed to run between counties to overlap transit throughout the region. Now it is so fragmented I can’t distinguish it from just another one of the many transit agencies.
Can anyone explain the difference between the transit agencies?

Anonymous,  May 10, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

To me, this line offer more potential to move people than standard light rail allows. Isn't it time to start thinking heavy rail?

Ben Schiendelman May 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM  

"North Link" is not now "Lynnwood Link". "North Link" is the name of the project from Husky Stadium to Northgate. Northgate to Lynnwood was previously called the "North Corridor".

-Ben Schiendelman
Seattle Transit Blog

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