The $US 2.3 billion line runs through the unique 2.1km Downtown Tunnel,
which is used by both buses and LRVs. Light rail services operate at
7.5 minute intervals at peak times.
A 2.4km extension to from
Tukwila to Seatte-Tacoma Airport will open in December, and a $US 1.9
billion 5km underground branch from Downtown Seattle to University of
Washington will be completed in 2016. The network is projected to carry
42,500 passengers per day by 2020.
Photo: Sound Transit