Federal Way Link Extension ground breaking expands line through the Soundside region

Sound Transit recently celebrated the start of a new 7.8-mile Federal Way Link Extension with a virtual ground breaking. The new line extends the already completed line from the Angle Lake station (just past Sea-Tac Airport Station) to Federal Way.

Federal Way Link Extension Station Architectural Rendering

According to the press release by Sound Transit, the extension is planned to open in 2024 and builds three new stations serving Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd, and the Federal Way Transit Center.

When the Federal Way Link Extension is complete, riders will be able to reach the Sea-Tac Airport station in 15 minutes and Pioneer Square station in Downtown Seattle in 45 minutes from the Federal Way Transit Center.

Link Light Rail Extension to Federal Way map

The line expansion represents a regional $3.1 billion light rail project includes a $790 million Full Funding Grant Agreement from the Federal Transit Administration and a $629.5 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Existing businesses, site selectors, real estate investors, and entrepreneurs can use the Soundside Prospector to explore the region around Highline College including seeing custom drive time or walking time reports and research business opportunities.

View a couple of the Soundside Prospector sample reports based on 5, 10, and 20 minute drive times around Highline College.

Drive times 5, 10, 20 min. near Highline College

Map of 5, 10, and 20 minute drive times around Highline College and near the future site of the Kent/ Des Moines Link Light Rail Station.