Sound Transit Light Rail Service

Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station Information

The city of Mountlake Terrace received application materials for the review of a Conditional Use Permit, Site Development Permit, and Reasonable Use Exemption on September 20, 2018 relating to the Sound Transit Link Light Rail. In preparation for a public hearing with the Mountlake Terrace Hearing Examiner, the City is currently conducting a land use review process. The public hearing is anticipated to be conducted in the spring of 2019.

A public open house, hosted by the City of Mountlake Terrace,was conducted on January 23, 2019. Construction of the Sound Transit Light Rail Station, project elements and guideway location were discussed. Additionally, public comment was gathered. Click here for the

Conceptual boards were on display at the Open House. They can be viewed below:
Sound Transit Guideway For Mountlake Terrace
Site Plan Display Boards
Site Plan Display Boards
Site Element Details
Audio From Open House

The open house was part of a land use review process for the Sound Transit Lynnwood Light Rail Extension (LLE). Elements of the project will be located in and around properties within the city of Mountlake Terrace. Site development information, construction staging and graphics were provided.

Further information will be provided as part of the ongoing public review process. Questions can be directed to Christy Osborn, Community and Economic Development Director at or at 425-563-8687.
Sound Transit Open House
Sound Transit Light Rail Station_June 2018

Sound Transit Link Light Rail Project

In November of 2015, the Sound Transit Board of Directors approved the Lynnwood Link ExtensionThis North Link is a key part of Sound Transit’s mass transit system expansion approved by voters in 2008. Targeted for operation in 2024, four new stations and 8.5 miles of light rail will connect Mountlake Terrace to the communities of Lynnwood, Shoreline, Seattle, SeaTac, Federal Way, Mercer Island, Bellevue and others. Click here for a map of the final route and stations. Click here to view a one-page overview of the project. 

Sound Transit Open House Information

Schedule Overview

2016 - 2019 Final design and permitting
2019 - 2024 Construction
2024 - Open for service

Freeway Station

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. 

Freeway Station & Transit Center - Photo by SounderBruce

Transit Center2_SounderBruce

Photo by Sound Transit

Sound Transit Freeway Station