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February 18, 2014 at 2:23 PM

No injuries after car struck by light rail train

A car was struck by a light rail train in the Rainier Valley this afternoon. A car turned in front of a southbound Link light rail train at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Henderson Street around 1:30 p.m., said Sound Transit spokeswoman Kimberly Reason. There were no injuries. Train service was back to normal about 2 p.m., Reason said.

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February 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Transportation tips for the Seahawks parade

If forecasts are correct, somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 people will head to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to celebrate the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory under cold, clear skies. The parade down Fourth Avenue — from Denny Way south to CenturyLink Field — starts at 11 a.m. Fourth Avenue and all cross streets from Third Avenue to Fifth…

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October 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Homeless campers’ fire caused Monday’s light-rail shutdown

A garbage fire set by homeless campers on Beacon Hill was the source of smoke that got into a light-rail tunnel Monday evening. The smoke halted rail service shortly after 6 p.m., and full service wasn’t restored until 8 p.m. The incident began when Link rail operators reported what smelled like electrical smoke at the Beacon Hill,…

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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…

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August 31, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Van and light-rail train collide in South Seattle; no injuries

A van and a light-rail train collided north of Othello Station this afternoon, but the accident was minor and no one was injured, said Sound Transit spokeswoman Kimberly Reason. Reason had few details about the accident at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Brandon St.  After the accident, Sound Transit used just one track for…

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April 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Man hit by light-rail train near Rainier Beach Station

A man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a light-rail train near Seattle’s Rainier Beach Station about 5:10 p.m. today The man, in his 40s or 50s, had a pulse but was not conscious, according to the Seattle Fire Department. He is in critical condition, according to Seattle Fire spokesman…

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September 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

86-year-old woman hit by light rail in South Seattle

An 86-year-old woman who incorrectly thought she could beat the train across the tracks was unconscious and unresponsive after she was struck by a Sound Transit light rail train just before 2 p.m. on Friday, according to police and fire. The woman suffered critical injuries, but was still breathing when she was taken by fire and…

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August 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sound Transit rolls ahead with development talks at U District Station

Sound Transit’s governing board voted unanimously Thursday to negotiate a development deal at its future U District Station, despite calls to consider building a public square instead. The underground station, on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast behind the Neptune Theatre, opens in 2021 and could eventually serve up to 12,000 light-rail riders daily. Philip Thiel, a 91-year-old…

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July 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Light-rail ridership grows in May

An average 26,600 riders per weekday rode Sound Transit light rail in Seattle during May, a 12 percent increase from a year earlier. The trend here is much different from the typical rail startup, which rises fast and then begins to level out within about two years.  Instead, the nearly three-year-old Link line “continues to mature”…

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June 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Sound Transit needs “U” to name this train station

Sound Transit is asking friends to help choose the name for a future light-rail station in Seattle, by voting or commenting at this link. The agency has been thinking like George Foreman, the retired heavyweight boxing champ and grilling maven, who named his sons George Jr., III, IV and V.  Transit managers in Seattle propose “U District…

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