Central Link (much of the time Sound Transit
refers to it simply as "Link Light Rail") utilizes a fleet of 35 vehicles
manufactured by Kinkisharyo of Japan, a company that has provided
vehicles to several other American cities.
This inbound train is at the SODO station. The line's right
of way in this area is adjacent to a much older dedicated busway,
which has more frequent stops along its lanes.
Ahead to the north there are
various murals and wall art along the joint route, in a zone known as the
SODO Urban Art Corridor. SODO (or SoDo) is a name that came
into being in the 1980s to refer to the area south of the
since-demolished Kingdome sports arena. This broadened zone
is now taken to mean "South of Downtown."