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Riding Sounder Rail or Central Link Light Rail to Seattle is a comfortable way to avoid roadway traffic. Arrive at King Street Station by Sounder Rail or the Seattle bus tunnel by Central Link Light Rail, then hop on a bus to Bellevue. Better yet, join a VanShare – where you and two other commuters meet at King Street Station and share a King County Metro van to your work place. Below are links that will help you to plan your rail commute.

Rail Resources

  • Sounder timetables, routes and fares (with stations in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, and Seattle)
  • Trip Planner helps you create free, custom transit plans wherever Metro Transit and Sound Transit go -- instantly. Use it to check bus routes linking Seattle's Sounder station to Bellevue destinations.
  • Bicyclists are welcome aboard Sounder and Central Link. More details.
  • Use VanShare to help connect you and two other commuters between the King Street Station or the Downtown Bus Tunnel and Bellevue.

Central Link Light Rail Now in Service

Central Link Light Rail, which runs from the downtown Seattle transit tunnel to Sea-Tac Airport, opened in 2009. Please see our useful Central Link Light Rail resources below:

Planning for the Future

The East Link Light Rail project is Sound Transit’s voter-approved plan to expand light rail from downtown Seattle to the Eastside serving Mercer Island, South Bellevue, downtown Bellevue, Bel-Red and the Overlake areas. Additional environmental review is being done on a future extension to downtown Redmond.
The East Link alignment and station locations have been finalized, and final design work has begun. Construction is slated to begin by 2015, and light rail service to Bellevue and Overlake is scheduled to launch in 2023.
Keep track of the planning process at the East Link web pages for the City of Bellevue or Sound Transit.

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