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Operations and Maintenance Satellite Facility

Sound Transit

Bellevue, Washington
155,503 SF
Estimated Cost:
$168.6 million
Constructability Review
Market Sector:
Facility Specialty:
Vehicle Maintenance Facilities



Sound Transit is building a Link Operations & Maintenance Satellite Facility that is needed for the expansion of the region's light rail system. By 2023, the system will grow from 16 to 50 miles and the existing light rail fleet will triple in size from 62 to 180 vehicles. The new satellite facility will maintain, store and deploy the expanded fleet and support the efficient light rail operations.

The OMSF will:

  • Accommodate expansion of the Link light rail system to Lynnwood Transit Center, Bellevue/Overlake and Kent/Des Moines

  • Provide efficient and reliable light rail service and minimize system operating costs

  • Support Sound Transit's Regional Transit Long-Range Plan, the adopted Puget Sound Regional Council's VISION 2040 and Transportation 2040 plans.

Main program areas in the facility include:

  • Sound Transit On-site Administration

  • Rail Operations: Administration

  • Rail Operations: Dispatch and Support

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Administration

  • Vehicle Maintenance: LRV Repair Positions and Shops

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Shop Storage/Support

  • LRV Service Areas/LRV Storage Areas

  • Facilities, Way, Power, Signals, and On-site Yard Storage Areas

  • Non-Revenue Parking Areas/Employee Visitor Parking

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