The Redmond Technology light rail station serves as a temporary terminus to Sound Transit’s extension of light rail service east from the City of Seattle to Redmond. Due to its adjacency to the campus of a large Eastside technology company campus, the station’s design emphasizes safe and convenient access without compromising transit functions.
Benefit for the station and the surrounding community was found by locating the parking garage and ancillary spaces above the bus loop. This innovation returned open space for future use at the south end of the site; increased weather protection in shuttle and bus loop areas, and provided the option to add a grade-separated station entry.
HEWITT also prepared a conceptual design for a pedestrian bridge spanning approximately 1,200 feet over S.R. 520 to provide a seamless connection from the station to the technology campus. The concept created a functional yet pleasant space to recharge and connect with nature while providing dedicated paths of travel for pedestrians and bicyclists.