Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension opens
Posted on 19th September 2023 at 09:01
Sound Transit celebrated the opening of their new 2.4 mile Hilltop expansion which doubles the length of the T line and includes seven new stations.
As part of the expansion, five new light-rail vehicles were purchased from Brookville Equipment Corporation of Pennsylvania, doubling the previous fleet. Each of the 66-foot-long cars is designed to carry more than 100 passengers. The eight-foot-wide car has seating for up to 26 passengers, with accessibility seating for passengers using wheelchairs and mobility devices and space for bikes.
“Sound Transit thanks all the federal, state, regional and local project partners that put in so much hard work and dedicated effort to plan, construct and open the T Line,” said Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm. “This new extension connects residents and visitors to the heart of Tacoma more sustainably and more equitably from small local businesses and housing to parks, hospitals and museums.”
Sound Transit celebrate the opening of their new 2.4 mile extension (Sound Transit)
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