Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sound Transit readies LRT airport extension debut

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Sound Transit will open its Tukwila to Sea-Tac International Airport light rail extension Saturday at 10 a.m. The agency is counting on the addition for direct access to the airport and to bolster ridership on the existing 13.9 mile system. Airport access from the LRT system has been offered by a free bus shuttle.

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Sea Tac/Airport Station connects to the airport garage via a pedestrian walkway. Airport passengers will follow a separated guideway through the garage to the main terminal. Luggage carts will be available at the station.

Sound Transit says the airport employs roughly 15,000 directly and indirectly, and expects many to tap LRT for their trips to and from work.