Sound Transit Operations & Maintenance Satellite Facility: East
The Operations & Maintenance Satellite Facility: East ("Project") is a proposed facility that will maintain, store, and deploy light rail vehicles. The Project is crucial 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. Sound Transit forecasts that the current operations and maintenance facility in Seattle, which can store and maintain up to 104 light rail vehicles, will reach full capacity by 2020, making the Project a much needed addition to Sound Transit’s maintenance capacity. The new site will be located between a former BNSF Railway railroad right-of-way on the west and 120th Avenue Northeast on the east, south of SR520 and north of Northeast 12th Street in the City of Bellevue.