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Seattle Light Rail Extension Already Beating Ridership Expectations

The new Sound Transit light rail link between downtown, Capitol Hill, and the University of Washington is already drawing a crowd.
April 24, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"ULink is already breaking records,"reportsZach Shaner. "Opening day saw just shy of 70,000 boardings, and was eclipsed only 3 weeks later. April 8 saw a record 72,000 riders, with an assist from ComicCon, Mariners opening day, and our insanely unseasonable spring."

Shaner provides additional ridership numbers, which supplement early reports of booming business for retailers located near stations on the route. Sound Transit's official announcement of the ridership figures for the first month of the light rail line's existence is also available online.

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Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Seattle Transit Blog
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