October 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM
UPDATE: Sound Transit Link light rail is back in business
UPDATE, 8:09 p.m. | Sound Transit says light-rail trains are again serving all stations, with minor service delays.
UPDATE, 7:43 p.m. | Sound Transit has issued the additional following information about bus service to replace the closed section of light rail:
“Heading north toward downtown Seattle, board the Metro-operated Link Shuttle bus Route 97 on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at stops adjacent to Rainier Beach, Othello, Columbia City or Mt. Baker stations; or on Beacon Avenue South near the Beacon Hill Station and transfer to the Link train at Stadium Station.
“Heading south toward Sea-Tac Airport, board the Metro-operated Link Shuttle bus Route 97 on SODO Busway adjacent to Stadium or SODO Stations; or on Beacon Avenue South near the Beacon Hill Station; also on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South adjacent to Mt. Baker, Columbia City or Othello stations and transfer to the Link train at Rainier Beach Station.”
EARLIER POST | Reports of smoke from an unknown source in a Beacon Hill transit tunnel have prompted Sound Transit to stop Central Link light-rail service in both directions between the Stadium and Rainier Beach stops.
Alternate shuttle-bus service is en route for passengers who had to get off Central Link before their stops, according to Sound Transit. Central Link is serving other stations with minor delays.
Passengers who need service between the Rainier Beach and Mount Baker stations can take Metro Route 8 on Martin Luther King Junior Way South.
The Seattle Fire Department is investigating the source of the smoke.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
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