Train tests are under way at the scenic Angle Lake park-and-ride station, as Sound Transit announces Angle Lake Link light rail will begin service on Saturday, September 24th.
Welcome to Angle Lake Station. This elevated station is located just south of Sea-Tac Airport, near Angle Lake in SeaTac. The 1,050-stall parking garage connects to the train platform via a covered pedestrian walkway. Modern elevators and escalators connect riders to the pedestrian plaza at street level. From here, you can ride congestion-free to Westlake Station in downtown Seattle in 41 minutes and to the UW in about 48 minutes. Trains will arrive every six minutes during peak hours.
The Angle Lake Station was approved by voters in 1996 and promised by 2006. But Sound Transit grossly underestimated costs and wound up building the 21-mile corridor in five phases. The 1.6-mile Angle Lake segment is $40 million under the $383 million estimate when construction started in 2013, CEO Peter Rogoff said.
Passengers who will to depart from the Angle Lake area can choose from five ways to arrive at the Link light rail station: park-and ride lot; the Rapid Ride Bus A Line; car or taxi drop-offs; walking from home; or bike lanes going west into Des Moines.
From the station platform above, riders can see Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, or gaze upon the Federal Detention Center, down the hill. While waiting for the next train, riders can check out the unique artwork and station design.
Artist Laura Haddad created the public art sculpture “Cloud” above the station platform. Wind activates thousands of individual discs while sunlight makes them shimmer and glow. The Cloud serves as a sculptural barometer of local weather. Additionally, artist Jill Anholt’s piece “Immerse” appears to hang weightlessly in the portal of the plaza’s grand staircase, with the sculpture’s four delicate arcs transferring light into the parking area below.
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