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East Link light rail service will give riders a fast, frequent and reliable connection between the Eastside's biggest population and employment centers and destinations across King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. When East Link opens, passengers will be able to ride over 50 miles of light rail with other new extensions also open north to Lynnwood and south to Kent/Des Moines.

However, during construction there will be challenges and change for Eastside commuters, especially those using park & ride lots to connect to transit and other ride-sharing services. Construction will take several years. During that time, getting to and from your destination may involve using an alternate park & ride lot, and taking two bus trips in the place of one. Or, you may choose to pair your bus commute with another mode such as walking, bicycling, ridesharing, or joining a King County Metro VanShare group.

P&R closures   Options

Park & Ride closures

East Link construction is underway in south Bellevue and Redmond. Sound Transit will use the South Bellevue and Overlake Transit Center park & ride sites to stage equipment and materials to build the light rail tracks, stations and parking garages.

Bus and shuttle service, and bike storage remains open through construction, but bus stop locations may change.

South Bellevue Park & Ride

Currently closed

Metro and Sound Transit bus service continue to serve bus stops on Bellevue Way SE while the park & ride lot is closed.

The future South Bellevue Station will include a new 1500-stall parking garage, and bus and paratransit transfer facilities.

Overlake Transit Center Park & Ride

Currently closed

Metro and Sound Transit bus service and Microsoft shuttles continue to serve the Overlake Transit Center site while the park & ride lot is closed.

The future Redmond Technology Center Station will include bus, paratransit and Microsoft Connector service transfer facilities, a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across SR 520 and a 320-stall parking garage.

New alternative park & ride options

Alternative parking locations

Sound Transit has opened seven leased park & ride lots, expanded two leased lots and identified existing lots with parking availability. See locations, parking availability and more:

For more information

Go to Just One Trip for more options

For new alternatives to driving alone see Metro’s Just One Trip program

  • Commute planning support
  • Customized travel plans
  • Park and ride options, including permit parking
  • Enhanced bus service and connections to light rail
  • Rideshare, Vanshare, Vanpool and carpool options
  • Taxis
  • Bicycle and pedestrian resources
  • Park & ride permit parking
  • Perks and rewards for trying a new trip

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