The Redmond Technology Center light rail station serves as the temporary terminus to Sound Transit’s extension of light rail service east from the city of Seattle to Redmond. Located along SR 520 at the current Overlake Transit Center site, this station is a major hub with connections between public transit and private transportation services.
With its proximity to a major technology company campus, the site presented opportunities for creative site planning and station design to promote pedestrian and commuter safety. Benefit was found by locating the parking garage and ancillary transportation services in a structure above the bus loop that is adjacent to the light rail station. This innovation allows for multiple station entry points – including a new station entry at the north end of the station – and positions patrons closer to where they need to go. The new structure also recovers open space for future use at the south end of the site and provides weather protection for the private shuttle and bus loop areas below.
Station design includes an expanded park-and-ride facility that connects to a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over SR 520 funded by Microsoft Corporation.