Updated:SEATAC, Wash. —
The Sound Transit Board celebrated on Friday the start of construction for a new station for a Link light rail service in SeaTac.
The Angle Lake Station will be built at 28th Avenue South and South 200th Street, which is south of Sea-Tac Airport. The station will connect to trains coming from Sea-Tac airport.
The extended south-end service is set to being in late 2016, which is about the same time service begins at the University of Washington.
Sound Transit also approved Bellevue’s route for the light rail, when Bellevue City Council approved the Eastside route earlier in the week. The service will start carrying riders in 2023. It will include a short tunnel in downtown Bellevue and then over Interstate 405 to Overlake. The downtown stop will be above ground one block east of the Bellevue Transit Center.