Seattle has had the Sound Transit Link light rail line for about nine years now, and sometimes it still feels brand-new—partially because of the 2016 extension to the University of Washington and Capitol Hill, and partially because so many other cities got their rail systems in before us. But it has become one of Seattle’s most popular transit lines, growing more than 6 percent in ridership last year. That number could go up even higher come 2021, when the line stretches to the U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate.
In addition to being one of Seattle’s most pleasant public transit experiences, it’s also a great way to explore the city. On the way to Sea-Tac International Airport, the train stops in not just the newer, northern stations, but downtown, Pioneer Square, Sodo, Mount Baker, Beacon Hill, and in the Rainier Valley.
Also, this should go without saying: Not all of these neighborhoods are traditional tourist destinations, so it’s important to be respectful of the existing communities along the stops while getting to know Seattle a little better.
While we didn’t include the Tukwila and Seatac stops in this guide, as an extra tip: Those riding all the way to the end can enjoy fishing, swimming, and nature walks at Angle Lake.Read More