Riding the Rails

We had a pretty busy weekend.  Saturday we went to the Sounders FC vs Chelsea FC game.  It was a good match, but the Sounders lost 2-0.   After the game, we rode the new light rail (on opening day) from the international district to the airport, and then back to downtown.  It was really crowded, but fun.   More importantly Seattle is finally catching up to the other major cities of the world.    Here is a video I snapped while waiting for our train to arrive.

Seattle’s New Light Rail

Very exciting – our light rail service opens in 6 days.   Unfortunately, the route means that I won’t be riding it very often.   The trains will initially run from downtown to 2 miles from the airport (opening to the airport before the end of the year).   They are offering free rides next weekend (for the opening), maybe we’ll check it out.

The reason that I’m posting – the Seattle Times has a cool photo gallery of the train, the stations, and the artwork along the route.   So – next time you visit, we may be picking you up at a train station, or meeting you at the airport and riding the train together.  We’ll see.

View the gallery at the Seattle Times.