Published February 13 2023
Sound Transit’s light rail testing has resumed in Bellevue. Over the next few months, trains will run on the tracks along the portion of East Link between the South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations, a stretch that includes stops downtown and in BelRed and Wilburton.
People will want to be cautious in BelRed, where the trains will move through street-level intersections twice per day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Testing is subject to change depending on inclement weather and other factors.
As testing restarts, trains will not go full speed, but they will in the future. To ensure the safety of those walking, rolling and driving, safety professionals and flaggers will be on-site to guide motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists when needed. Safety is of utmost importance and moving forward, pedestrians and motorists should expect trains to be running at all times.
Tips for how to stay safe near active trains:
- Look both ways
- Headphones off
- Screens down
- Take crosswalks only, not shortcuts
- Stay behind the yellow line