Changes coming for light rail riders during construction

SEATTLE (AP) — Big changes are coming for Seattle’s light rail riders starting Saturday that will continue for the next 10 weeks. KIRO-TV reports the service disruption will give workers time and space needed to build new light rail tracks that will connect the Eastside to Seattle. This weekend, service for seven stations between SoDo and Capitol Hill will be shut down, as well as on the weekends of Feb. 8-9 and Mar. 14-15. Those dates could change depending on construction progress. Free Link shuttle buses that leave every 7 minutes during normal light rail service hours will be available on those weekends. Then starting Monday, for the next 10 weeks, light rail service will only run every 12 minutes instead of the usual six minutes.