Passenger service on the Link 1 Line extension to Lynwood is set to begin on August 30, Sound Transit announced last week.

The Lynwood Link extension, under construction since 2019, will include 8.5 miles of track and four new stops. Per the Sound Transit news release, they include:

  • Shoreline South/148th Station. Located just northeast of I-5 at the NE 145th Street exit, the elevated Shoreline South/148th Station includes a parking garage with approximately 500 new spaces as part of the project.
  • Shoreline North/185th Station. Located on the east side of I-5, Shoreline North/185th Station serves Shoreline Stadium, the Shoreline Conference Center and the surrounding neighborhoods. Improved pedestrian pathways connect the station to the west side of I-5. A parking garage with approximately 500 new spaces is part of the project.
  • Mountlake Terrace Station. Located east of I-5 at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center just north of 236th Street Southwest, west of Veterans Memorial Park, the elevated Mountlake Terrace Station straddles 236th Street Southwest and is a short walk from the Mountlake Terrace Library, new City Hall, and the future Gateway transit-oriented development neighborhood. There are 890 existing parking spaces at the station.
  • Lynnwood City Center. Located at the Lynnwood Transit Center, this elevated station serves one of the busiest transit centers in the region, with extensive connections to local and regional service. A new garage containing 1,670 parking stalls in a five-story structure opened last year.

Link 1 Line mapSound Transit

Trains will run every eight minutes upon opening, and offer a 28-minute trip to Westlake Station. Between 47,000 and 55,000 daily riders are expected on the extension by 2026.

The project was built using local funding approved by voters, backed with a federal grant and loan.