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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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Web cameras provide view of University Station light rail project

August 25th, 2010 by master

A huge wall makes it almost impossible to see from the street.  But new web cameras are giving you are bird’s eye view of construction at Sound Transit’s new light rail station next to Husky Stadium.  There are four different camera angles.  Sound Transit has also installed similar cameras at the Capitol Hill station.  Click here to check out the cameras.

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University light rail station gets green light, night work to begin

August 19th, 2010 by master

This will come as no surprise, but Sound Transit’s application to actually build the University Station light rail facility was just approved by the city. The two story facility will include a pedestrian bridge that crosses over Montlake Blvd.  Of course, construction work has already been going on for over a year at the site next to Husky Stadium.  The next phase of construction includes nighttime work that could happen between the hours of 10pm to 7am on weekdays and 10pm to 9am on weekends and legal holidays over the next two years. You can track the project here.

Image from Sound Transit

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