International District/Chinatown
Home<Pacific Northwest<Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel<International District/Chinatown

International District/Chinatown station is the only stop in the shared transit tunnel that is partially exposed to the elements, in the form of a large open area in the plaza above that allows the middle of the platforms to be exposed to the elements, the southern ends are as well. The station was built into a hillside and the southbound platform has either fencing with locked gates in it or an opaque glass wall letting some natural light in. The wall of the northbound platform has The Paper Chase by Sonya Ishii steel panels designed to mimic origami, and various other Asian inspired artistic elements dot the station (King County Metro's Station Art Information). For exits there two combined staircases/up escalators at each end of both platforms plus an elevator at each end that lead directly up to the landscaped plaza above the station between S Weller and S Jackson Streets bounded by 5th Avenue South and the historic Union Station (Station Map).
Photos 1-10 taken on 10 October, 2011, 11-19 on 11 October, 2011

international_district_chinatown1
LRVs #130B and #140A bound for SeaTac Stop
international_district_chinatown2
A station sign
international_district_chinatown3
The area between two open to the surface portions of the station
international_district_chinatown4
The entrance plaza
international_district_chinatown5
Station sign
international_district_chinatown6
The open pit in the middle of the plaza above allows light to flow down to the station below
international_district_chinatown7
international_district_chinatown8
international_district_chinatown9
international_district_chinatown10
international_district_chinatown11
Stepping off of a Downtown-bound train
international_district_chinatown12
The origami on the walls
international_district_chinatown13
international_district_chinatown14
A different platform sign
international_district_chinatown15
Looking across to the opposite platform
international_district_chinatown16
The gates along the side of the southbound platform, its open because the station is built into a hillside
international_district_chinatown17
One of two staircase/escalator cases
international_district_chinatown18
Sign for King Street Station, the actual connections aren't mentioned by name
international_district_chinatown19
Looking down to buses stopped at the station
international_district_chinatown20
A SeaTac-bound train approaches
Home<Pacific Northwest<Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel<International District/Chinatown
Sound Transit on the SubwayNut

Last Updated: 10 January, 2012
All photos are by Jeremiah Cox
This website is not allifiated with Sound Transit, there official website is here
This Website is copyright © 2003-2011, Jeremiah Cox. This website is not affiliated with any transit provider. Please do not remote link or copy images from this website without permission.