Sound Transit is breaking ground for the permanent Edmonds Sounder commuter train station Wednesday, and you are invited to attend. A new train platform on the east side of the tracks will include a larger passenger loading area and new transit shelters. A new transit center at the north end of the station for Community Transit buses will improve the connections between buses, trains and ferries.
|by Gerard Tsutakawa|
Other improvements include upgraded lighting, a newly paved parking lot with better drainage, new landscaping, and secure bike lockers, all resulting in a station area that is more welcoming, attractive and pedestrian-friendly for commuters and residents alike. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2011; during construction, temporary parking will be available for Sounder commuters.
To join Sound Transit at the groundbreaking event, which starts at 11 a.m. at 210 Railroad Ave., RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edmonds Station will feature two artworks by renowned local artist Gerard Tsutakawa. “Standing Wave,” a 15-foot bronze sculpture, will be moved from its temporary location in the SR 104 Mini-Park to its new home at the north end of the station site. The wave form will be echoed in artist-designed railing features on the station’s platform. The two works together reference the movement of the water on Puget Sound.