Southeast REDMOND station

Extension of light rail service from East Link’s temporary terminus at the Redmond Technology station to downtown Redmond along four miles of track allows Eastside residents and businesses to connect to Bellevue and Seattle.

Location

17520 NE 70th St
Redmond, WA

typology

Light Rail Station

Client

Sound Transit

Status

Final Design
Estimated Opening 2024
Design-Build

 

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

Patrons approaching Southeast Redmond Station are greeted by the welcoming plaza. The plaza provides necessary public space between the station and future transit-oriented development, while emphasizing the identity of the station. New connection trails between Marymoor Park and Bear Creek Trail help to fully integrate the station into the community.

PATRON EXPERIENCE

Stakeholder design charrettes lead to prioritizing design program elements that became the foundation to an efficient station, transit center, and garage layout. Specifically located between the highway and future transit oriented development, the parking garage acts as a buffer to mitigate traffic noise, become a visual barrier to Interstate 520, and help achieve a more pleasant pedestrian experience in the neighborhood. The trainway itself passes under the garage. This reduces patron travel distance for those arriving to the station by bus and by car, aiding in making transit a more attractive option for the neighborhood.

NEIGHBORHOOD

The station design focuses on providing a comfortable and safe experience for patrons. Pedestrian safety is emphasized by providing an option for grade-separated access from the parking garage to the station platform. Ample weather protection has been provided for patrons waiting for buses and paratransit. The efficient footprint of the station allows for a significant portion of the site to be used for transit-oriented development. Views from the station platform to Marymoor Park were optimized. for patrons to have a great view of Marymoor Park while waiting on the station platform.