Seattle area’s Sound Transit to add longer trains to handle growing demand

March 25, 2016

By The Associated Press in The Tri-City Herald

SEATTLE – Sound Transit is putting some longer trains on its light rail tracks to help with increased demand at new stations.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1q4h3T0 ) that beginning Monday, three-car trains will alternate with the usual two-car trains.

Transit spokesman Bruce Gray says passengers have been finding full platforms and trains at peak times since the agency opened a new $1.8 billion tunnel from Westlake Station to the University of Washington and Capitol Hill on Saturday.

Additionally, greater demand is expected Monday when university classes resume.

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