SEATTLE — Commuters will soon be able to ride underground from Downtown Seattle to Northgate traffic-free when three new Link light rail stations open next month.
The 4.3-mile Northgate Link Extension will open on Oct. 2 with new stations in Northgate, the University District and Roosevelt.
The U-District and Roosevelt stations are underground. The Northgate station is elevated and will act as a transit hub with frequent bus connections, a park-and-ride, and a bicycle and pedestrian bridge to North Seattle College.
During peak hours, trains will run every 8 minutes. A trip from Northgate to the Westlake Station in downtown Seattle will take 14 minutes.
Tacoma’s Hilltop, the Eastside, Lynnwood, Federal Way and Downtown Redmond stations open by 2024 and will nearly triple the length of the region’s light rail system from 22 to 62 miles.