Light Rail Extension

Redmond is preparing for the arrival of four light rail stations: Overlake Village and Redmond Technology Stations in 2023, and the Southeast Redmond and Downtown Redmond Stations in 2024. Extension of Sound Transit’s light rail into Redmond will provide fast, frequent and reliable connections around town, Bellevue, Seattle and to the rest of the region.

The City's Role with Light Rail

Although this is a Sound Transit project, the City of Redmond is working together with them to share information on construction, traffic impacts, and other issues that may affect our community or nearby homes, businesses, or properties during design and construction of light rail.

Timeline

A timeline of the development of the city’s light rail system


  1. Overlake (Two Stations)
  2. Downtown Extension (Two Stations)

Construction is underway at the Overlake Village and Redmond Technology (previously Overlake Transit Center) Stations. Both are scheduled to open in 2023.

Recent Activities

  • Placement of girders for the aerial guideway is complete.
  • The contractor continues to install the bridge deck, electrical and communications conduit, bridge railing, and rails for the trains.
  • Eastbound and westbound wall installation is complete between Overlake Village and Redmond Technology Station.
  • Work is progressing on the overhead wire pole foundations, underground communications duct bank, ballast, and track.
  • Construction of both stations is progressing, with completion of civil construction expected in mid-2020.

Get more information on Overlake Stations.

Upcoming Activities

  • Sound Transit’s civil construction contractor will complete work in Overlake in mid-2020.
  • Sound Transit’s systems contractor will begin work in Overlake in early 2020 on systems like power, communications, and signals.
  • Sound Transit’s contractor for the Downtown Extension will conduct site surveys and geotechnical investigations through early 2020.
  • Redmond’s Erratic, artwork by John Fleming, will be relocated from the current site at the southwest corner of 166th Avenue NE and Cleveland Street (by March 31, 2020) to the Gilman Landing site, at the northeast corner of Leary Way and NE 76th Street (by the end of summer 2020). The move will make room for the new Downtown Redmond light rail station.