Sound Transit adding longer link trains

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TUKWILA, Wash. - Sound transit has recently seen an uptick in ridership, so they are adding longer trains for the summer.

And with summer tourist season soon to be in full swing, they need to get more trains back into service.

In April, Link Light Rail saw up an up to  17-percent increase in weekday ridership from last year.

Previously, Sound Transit would start with 12, two-car trains and then add seven, three-car trains.

Staring Monday morning at 5 a.m. they had 12, three-car trains. They will then add seven more two-car trains during the peak commute hours.

But Sound Transit hasn’t really determined what peak hours are, as link ridership has been up throughout the last year or so and heavy train traffic has been going on well beyond rush hour.

There are 16 rail stations you can use.