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Sound Transit kicks off construction on Northgate Link station

Rendering of the Northgate Link Station platform
Photo – Sound Transit

Sound Transit has broken ground for its Northgate Link light-rail station, the agency announced late last week.

The station is one of three slated to open in 2021 with the completion of the 4.3-mile Northgate Link extension.

In August 2016, Sound Transit contracted Absher Construction Co. to build the Northgate station, guideway and parking garage. The elevated station will straddle Northeast 103rd Street just east of First Avenue Northeast.

The work also includes building a transit island below the south end of the station platform for light-rail and bus connections. In addition, Sound Transit will provide bicycle parking near the station.

"Within a few years, this station will enable many thousands more riders each day to take advantage of fast and reliable travel through some of the most congestion-choked areas of our region," said Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer Peter Rogoff in a press release.

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