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Sound Transit's University Link

Project Highlights 
  • Furnishing and installing all the systems
  • Reworking the existing SCADA system
  • Installing a new building management, emergency management and SCADA system for the extension
Transit & Systems
Seattle, Washington
Sound Transit
Business Unit 
L.K. Comstock National Transit
HSQ Technology
Project Description 

L.K. Comstock is furnishing and installing all the systems on Sound Transit's new University Link extension, which extends the existing Central Link light rail link north from downtown to the University of Washington.

Project Scope 
L.K. Comstock is installing the communications systems for the tunnels and stations for the new 3.15-mile light rail extension, including new SCADA, radio systems, optical fiber, emergency telephone, audio and paging, and visual message systems, as well as a new headend interface with the Sound Transit Operation Control Center.
HSQ Technology, a RailWorks sister company, is reworking Sound Transit's existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and providing a new isolated building management, emergency management and SCADA systems.
This installation will help to improve reliability and accommodate future Sound Transit LRT expansions.
Unique Features 

The new extension is scheduled to open for revenue service in 2016.