Ground broken for light rail from Lynnwood to Seattle

(Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com)

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Officials have broken ground on a light-rail project that will eventually take riders from Lynnwood to downtown Seattle in less than half an hour.

The Daily Herald reports a ceremonial groundbreaking took place near the future station Tuesday. Service is to start in 2024 and will for the first time link King and Snohomish counties.

Lynnwood Link is part of the ST2 plan approved by voters in 2008 and builds on continuing work to extend track from Husky Stadium through the University District to Northgate in Seattle.

Four stations will line the 8.5-mile (14-kilometer) route from Northgate to Lynnwood.

The Everett Link extension to Lynnwood is part of the next planned expansion of Sound Transit and as of now is slated to open in 2036.