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6/7/2005



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Seattle Monorail negotiates construction contract with Cascadia Monorail


Seattle Monorail Project (SMP) officials recently negotiated a contract with Cascadia Monorail L.L.C. to construct the Green Line. The final contract is expected to be signed within two weeks.

The $1.6 billion project includes building an elevated, 14-mile line. Automated trains will arrive at the line’s 17 stations every eight minutes; as ridership grows, SMP might reduce headways to three minutes downtown, and six minutes in West Seattle and Ballard. The agency also might add three stations to the line.

The monorail system is scheduled to open in December 2010.



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