Planes and Trains

The new light rail link to the Sea-Tac International Airport, at just 1.7 miles long, may be the shortest segment of Sound Transit's much longer light-rail project, but it arguably is one of the system's most complex components. The new Airport Link extension, which will open on time in December 2009, is the southernmost piece of a much bigger light-rail project that begins at downtown Seattle's Westlake Station and extends 15.6 miles south to Sea-Tac International Airport. The initial 13.9-mile segment, which stopped just short of the airport, opened in July 2009.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-41
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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  • Accession Number: 01148044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 1 2010 2:13PM