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Sound Transit seeks feedback for light rail station name at Brooklyn Avenue NE

June 6th, 2012 by master

As Sound Transit worked through planning and design for the University and North Link projects, it gave each of the stations temporary working names.

Unsurprisingly, Sound Transit will recommend that the temporary names be used as the permanent names… with one exception: Brooklyn Station.

Sound Transit says they’ve receive the most comments about the station at NE 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE and are now going to recommend it be called U District Station.

They still want to hear from you. You can take an on-line survey or send them an email.

Sound Transit hopes it’s Board of Directors can formally adopt permanent station names as early as June.

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U-District residents want to put an end to 'Brooklyn Station' name

November 14th, 2011 by master

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet”

Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit has been calling the future light rail station planned for the heart of the University District ‘Brooklyn Station.’ But to some University District residents the name just plain stinks. To help keep the Brooklyn moniker from sticking, at least one member of the University District Council plans to be outside Sound Transit’s open house Wednesday night to hand out fliers in support of changing the name.

The purpose of the 6 p.m. meeting at the Neptune Theater is for Sound Transit to show off the latest station designs and explain how its construction could affect the surrounding streets, businesses and residents. Changing the station name will have to wait. The Sound Transit Board will take up the matter as soon as next summer. Meanwhile, Sound Transit will continue to take suggestions. “We have heard a lot of interest in U-District Station,” said Sound Transit Spokesperson Bruce Gray. “For the time being, we’ll continue calling it Brooklyn Station as a placeholder.

Brooklyn Station open house
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle

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U-District residents want to put an end to ‘Brooklyn Station’ name

November 14th, 2011 by master

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet”

Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit has been calling the future light rail station planned for the heart of the University District ‘Brooklyn Station.’ But to some University District residents the name just plain stinks. To help keep the Brooklyn moniker from sticking, at least one member of the University District Council plans to be outside Sound Transit’s open house Wednesday night to hand out fliers in support of changing the name.

The purpose of the 6 p.m. meeting at the Neptune Theater is for Sound Transit to show off the latest station designs and explain how its construction could affect the surrounding streets, businesses and residents. Changing the station name will have to wait. The Sound Transit Board will take up the matter as soon as next summer. Meanwhile, Sound Transit will continue to take suggestions. “We have heard a lot of interest in U-District Station,” said Sound Transit Spokesperson Bruce Gray. “For the time being, we’ll continue calling it Brooklyn Station as a placeholder.

Brooklyn Station open house
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle

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