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June 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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Light Rail Tunnel Walk


ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Construction workers, Sound Transit employees and the media walk through the tunnel from the University of Washington all the way to Pine Street next to the Paramount. The light rail line from Westlake Station to the University of Washington Station is $100 million under budget and ahead of schedule. The line will open in the first quarter of 2016.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Joe Gildner, executive project director of the University Link, talks to the media about a track hoist machine that lifts the tracks so workers can set them at the right elevation.

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Joe Gildner, executive project director of the Universtiy Link, talks to the media about the end of the tunnel at Pine Street next to the Paramount. The hole he is standing in is where the tunnel boring machine was lifted from after digging the tunnel. At some points, the tunnel is 300 feet under ground.

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