Scheduled to open in 2023, Rainier Station will knit together a diverse community that has been divided by I-90 for decades. The East Link Line will provide connection and access to greater employment choices as well as services and learning institutions.
Located at the center roadway of I-90, riders will enter the station from Rainier Avenue South and 23rd Avenue South. The design is driven by existing structure restrictions and patron experience serving pedestrians, bicycle and bus transfer passengers. Removal of a WSDOT pedestrian bridge provides a significant increase in daylight on Rainier Avenue South. A bright station entry, with a lobby and stair, provides safe and direct access to the station platform. The station itself will be an icon of connection for the community.