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Sound Transit marks start of East light-rail extension project

Sound Transit crews kicked off the first weekend construction period to integrate light rail to the east side of its system.
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Sound Transit crews on Jan. 4 began construction to integrate a new light-rail segment to the east side of its existing Link system in downtown Seattle.

The work required a light-rail service suspension on Jan. 4 and 5, which kicked off the first of three weekend construction periods. During weekend construction, shuttle buses will replace light-rail service at downtown Seattle stations, Sound Transit officials said in a press release.

Two additional weekend light-rail closures are planned for Feb. 8–9 and March 14–15.

Beginning today and continuing through March 13, Link riders traveling through downtown will need to transfer to a new center platform at Pioneer Square Station. 

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