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November 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Traffic closures: 520 bridge, Link light rail, downtown tunnel and part of Mercer

The entire Link light-rail corridor will be closed Saturday for systems testing in preparation for the 2016 University Link extension, Sound Transit announced.  Trains will be seen making the trip between Westlake Station and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but they won’t pick up passengers. Instead, transit staff will help people find buses, including extra shuttle trips. …

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July 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Girl, woman robbed near light-rail station in Columbia City

Seattle police say two masked men robbed a teenage girl and woman at gunpoint Tuesday night near the light-rail station in Columbia City. According to police, a 13-year-old girl and 21-year-old woman had left the Columbia City Station around 10:15 p.m. when the two masked men ran up behind them in the 5000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way…

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October 31, 2013 at 8:20 PM

62 new parking spaces open near Tukwila light-rail station

Sound Transit announced it opened 62 extra park-and-ride spaces this week on the roof of the SeaTac Center Garage, about two blocks from the Tukwila International Boulevard Station. The entrance is off South 154th Street, just west of the light-rail station that flanks Highway 99. The 600 spaces in the transit parking lot usually fill before 9…

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September 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Sound Transit: We think we can open UW line early

Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl is looking into whether Link light-rail trains can reach Capitol Hill and the University of Washington months earlier than the official start date of Sept. 24, 2016. An early opening would certainly be good news for students, staff and medical-center personnel who often must cram into UW-bound buses downtown. Sound Transit leaders…

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July 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Ridership still growing as Link light rail turns 4 years old

Thursday marked the fourth anniversary of Link light-rail’s grand opening, and ridership continues to grow, to an average 31,953 weekday boardings in June — a 14 percent gain over a year earlier. The $2.6 billion, 16-mile route from Westlake Center to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport set a record Tuesday, June 11, by carrying 38,362 riders, new Sound Transit figures…

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April 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Work starting on extension of Link light rail from airport to new Angle Lake Station

Dignitaries including Dow Constantine, right middle, break ground for the new two-mile, $370 million extension of Link light rail from SeaTac Airport to Angle Lake. The planned opening is in 2016. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Sound Transit held groundbreaking ceremonies Friday morning to launch the $383 million, 1.6-mile extension of the…

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April 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Olympia man hit by Link train dies of injuries

Duane “Ranger” Heier, who was hit by a light rail train April 8 at Rainier Beach Station, died of his injuries Tuesday. Heier, 62, the co-owner of Steamboat Island Nursery in Olympia, was on his way to the Mariners baseball home opener with friends, and decided to park near Link to avoid driving around Highway 99 construction in Sodo,…

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February 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Three arrested in thefts from light-rail riders

Police have made three arrests, and say more arrests are likely, in connection with a series of cases in which phones or other electronic gear were snatched out of the hands of Link light rail passengers. Ten incidents were reported in January under similar circumstances, with items being grabbed away from passengers as the trains arrived at station…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: juvenile crime, Link light rail, robbery