Dept. of Transportation
Metro Transit Division

King Street Center
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
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Link light rail

A link light rail train

Planned service frequency

Link will operate approximately every 7-8 minutes during peak periods, every 10 minutes during midday and evening, and every 15 minutes at night.

Service Period

Time Period

Time between trains

Early Morning

5: 00 a.m. – 6: 00 a.m.


Morning Peak

6: 00 a.m. – 8: 30 a.m.



8: 30 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.


Afternoon Peak

3: 00 p.m. – 6: 30 p.m.



6: 30 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m.


Late Night

10: 00 p.m. – 1: 00 a.m.


About fares

King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit are working together to provide integrated transit service in southeast Seattle and southwest King County. Sound Transit is the provider of ST Express regional bus service and will be the provider of Link light rail service, and the Sound Transit board sets fares for those services. Metro Transit provides local bus service in this area and the Metropolitan King County Council sets Metro fares.

Metro Transit, Sound Transit, and five other transit agencies in the central Puget Sound region are working together to develop a coordinated fare payment system called ORCA (One Regional Card for All). ORCA will enable customers to use their ORCA fare card for seamless transfers on multiple transportation systems — including bus, rail and ferries — in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. ORCA is scheduled to be in operation in early 2009.

Find links to fare information on Metro Online, and on Sound Transit’s Web site, [external link].

A link light rail map

Link light rail travel times (minutes)

travel times

Oct. 3, 2008