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Countdown to Northgate Link

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Northgate Link Light Rail Expansion: How We Arrived

The history of Link light rail was writ large on the Northgate Link's opening day. The entry point for my first ride to Northgate Station...
Brooklyn Avenue looking north with UW Tower on the left and a new 24-story tower rising behind the Graduate Hotel.

U District Is a Hive of Construction Activity as Light Rail Arrives

Northgate Link, which just opened as of today, has already transformed the neighborhoods surrounding the three stations on the extension. Northgate Station still does...

It’s Official: Northgate Link Is Open

At 4:51am this morning, the Northgate Link extension officially opened to the public. Many riders were in attendance for the occasion rising to cheers,...
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An Urbanist’s Guide to the U District Station Area

Already the destination for many transit riders, the U District Station offers the most reasons to visit for light rail riders on its opening,...
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Celebrate Northgate Link Light Rail Expansion with Opening Day Events

It isn't every day that a city welcomes three new light rail stations that will provide thousands of people easy access to the magic...
Five hot air balloons at Green Lake Park's eastern fields. This was taken during 2018 annual Pathway of Lights.

An Urbanist’s Destination Guide to the Roosevelt Station Area

With the Northgate link light rail extension coming online, tens of thousands of additional daily riders are estimated to use the region's light rail...
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Catch Up on Development in the Roosevelt Station Area

When we last covered new development coming to the Roosevelt Station area, the Link light rail Northgate extension was still over two years away...
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An Urbanist’s Destination Guide to the Northgate Station Area

From ice skating to disc golf, the Northgate Station area offers activities to work up an appetite, as well as globe-spanning cuisine to satisfy...