Bel-Red/130th Station FAQs

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The Bel-Red/130th light rail station is being built as part of the Bel-Red East Link Segment. This station is located between 130th and 132nd Avenues NE at NE Spring Boulevard. Construction began in the first quarter of 2017 and be complete by the end of 2020.

This at-grade station is located between 130th and 132nd Avenues NE at NE Spring Boulevard.

This station, located on the median of NE Spring Boulevard, will feature two side platforms. The design of the station as approved by community members features organic elements which pay tribute to our waterways. See schematic below for visual reference:

Bel-Red/130th Station
Construction of the station and alignment is expected to complete by the end of 2020. Sound Transit will undergo a one-year testing period following the completion of the East Link segment. You will begin to see empty trains running along the tracks but they will not be ready for passengers until 2023.
Yes, A new 300 stall park and ride is being constructed alongside the station for your convenience. The other park and ride is being constructed at South Bellevue Station.
Trains will depart from this station every 6 minutes during peak hours. It will take approximately 25 minutes from Bel-Red/130th Station to International District/Chinatown Station where one can continue on the Blue Line towards the University of Washington or transfer to the Red Line towards Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

In 2015, the city adopted the first BelRed Streetscape Plan, which guides the development of new roads, streets, trails, sidewalks and projects in the area. In the time since, light rail construction has begun and the first major private developments, such as the Spring District, are well underway. The city will update the BelRed Streetscape Plan to better reflect best practices and the vision expressed in the original 2009 BelRed vision.

You can learn more about projects by using the links to the project websites below:

In 2009, in anticipation of East Link light rail, the City Council adopted a new subarea plan and land use code for the BelRed area. The plan anticipated the transformation of the former industrial area into a series of compact, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhoods organized around new East Link light rail stations. Development is largely proceeding according to plan with most of the initial development near the Spring District-120th Station. Significant mobility investments are occurring, including light rail, new and enhanced arterials, local grid streets, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Based on future Council direction, staff is ready to undertake a BelRed “Look Back” to determine opportunities to strategically modify code or policy language to better achieve the vision for BelRed.

 

To learn more and track the progress of this planning initiative please visit Community Development.

East Link will include six new light rail stations in the city, five of them are within Bellevue’s defined growth corridor, including East Main, Downtown Bellevue, Wilburton, Spring District/120th and BelRed/130th. The city’s planning for growth includes developing new mixed-use urban neighborhoods, with bold new visions, centered around transit and multimodal transportation options.
As it relates to the East Link light rail project, mitigation is known as measures that are intended to lessen the impact of construction and operation of the trains.

Mitigation is a high priority for the city and Sound Transit and was addressed in the planning, design and construction of the light rail occurring in Bellevue.

View Mitigation Map (Jan. 2018)

Bellevue’s Noise Control Code (Noise Code) regulates and establishes permissible noise levels based on the type of land use (e.g. residential, business or commercial). The code also sets daytime noise levels in residential areas at a maximum of 55 dBA (decibel level) and nighttime (between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.) at a maximum of 45 decibels.

Construction noise is allowed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Construction noise is prohibited beyond these hours, on Sunday, and on certain holidays, unless otherwise allowed by a city-approved permit. The Noise Code does contain exemption provisions.

In 2017, the City approved an expanded exempt work hours permit  (Permit 16-145773 LY)  for the BelRed segment for construction activities in the area from 124th Avenue NE to 130th Avenue NE.

The following are ways to receive East Link construction updates:

Sound Transit

  • Subscribe to receive updates via text or email
  • Contact the Outreach Office at 206-398-5465

City of Bellevue

  • Subscribe to receive updates via text or email
  • Contact Marie Jensen, East Link Outreach Lead at 425-452-2064

If you have a concern or question about light rail construction, please contact:

Sound Transit/East Link Outreach Office

  • 206-398-5465
  • eastlink@soundtransit.org
  • 1-888-298-2395 (24-hour construction hotline)

City of Bellevue

  • Marie Jensen, East Link Outreach, 425-452-2064 or mjensen@bellevuewa.gov
  • Submit a service request with the MyBellevue app