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Seattle Link light rail to open Saturday

The first stage of Link light rail will open for passenger service between downtown Seattle and Tukwila on Saturday, July 18, with free rides all weekend before starting regular paid service on Monday.

The Link inaugural ribbon cutting is due to take place on the plaza at Mt. Baker Station on Saturday morning at 8:20 a.m. After the ceremony there will be a free opening weekend light rail service which will operate with special hours:
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The first stage between is 13.9-mile while the second stage an 1.7-mile extension to Sea-Tac Airport is due to open by the end of the year.

17 July 2009

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