The Sound Transit Freeway Station, located in the Interstate 5 median at 236th Street SW, opened for service on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
The facility serves as a connection with the third floor of the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center garage with a covered, concrete pedestrian bridge that crosses the northbound lanes of I-5. The station features include direct-access bus bays for northbound and southbound routes; fully accessible, weather-protected passenger platforms; attractive benches; and art-enhanced glass walls to minimize freeway noise.
Sound Transit’s Express buses serve Seattle seven days a week. The station's unique design allows swift transit access from the freeway to the facility, enabling transit agencies to run more frequent morning and afternoon peak, and midday and evening, service. Some Community Transit routes use the facility, and other Community Transit routes will continue to use the agency's adjacent transit center, which houses passenger drop-off areas, bicycle racks and lockers.
Lynnwood Link Light Rail Project
In November of 2015, the Sound Transit Board of Directors approved the Lynnwood Link Extension that will bring light rail service to Mountlake Terrace in 2023. Click here for video animation of the final route and stations.
Schedule Overview Early 2016 - Final design begins
Mid 2016 - Station design public meetings start
Mid 2016-2017 - Additional property acquisition confirmed, property owners notified
2018 - Construction begins
Late 2023 - Open for service
Freeway Station & Transit Center - Photo by SounderBruce