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Sound Transit Opens New Platform at Mukilteo

Sound Transit marked the opening of the new south platform and pedestrian overpass at the Mukilteo Sounder commuter rail station at ceremonies April 11.

“The second platform and pedestrian bridge couldn’t come at a better time,” said Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer Peter Rogoff, noting that northbound Sounder ridership in February was 23 percent higher than the same month in 2014 and special service ridership to sports events jumped 52 percent last year. The Central Puget Sound region anticipates its population to grow by one million in the next 25 years, causing widespread gridlock.

“Commuters need more than one option for getting to work and back home to their families, and for going to weekend  games,” he added. “That’s why the vision for a regional mass transit system includes multimodal service and connections.”

The $18.1 million project included construction of both a second platform at the station and a tower leading to a pedestrian bridge over the tracks connecting the north and south platforms.

The Mukilteo Station had been the only one in the Sounder system with a single platform since it opened in 2008. Now all Sounder stations are served by two platforms and two tracks.

A new $129 million ferry terminal adjacent to the Sounder platform is scheduled to open in mid-2019.

Cutting the ribbon April 11 at the new south platform and pedestrian overpass at the Mukilteo Sounder commuter rail station are, from left, artist Linda Beaumont, whose work appears in the station; Les Reardanz, chief executive officer, port of Everett; Joe Marine, a former Sound Transit Board member and former mayor of Mukilteo; Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson; board members Dave Somers, Snohomish County executive, and Paul Roberts, Everett City Council member; and Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer Peter Rogoff.
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