Central Link LRT Stations

Location: Seattle, WA
Client: Sound Transit

Sound Transit's Central Link light rail transit system, which debuted with a 14-mile alignment connecting downtown Seattle with SeaTac Airport, will provide service into the next century. Otak prioritized longevity, ease of maintenance and aesthetics into two distinct station designs. Beacon Hill's headhouse fits in with the surrounding neighborhood, and houses equipment, emergency exits, and elevators to a station 165 feet below grade. The elevated Mt. Baker station utilizes glass, metal canopies, and windscreens to shelter waiting passengers and escalators and elevators arrive at a single ground level lobby that contains ticketing and other customer service amenities.