It is more than five and one-half miles from
Rainier Beach to the next stop outbound, Tukwila
International Blvd. -- surely among the longest intervals between
American light rail. An intermediate station along the line as originally
planned has been deferred because of other funding priorities.
Trains achieve their highest running speeds, 55 miles an hour, around
here. Much of this stretch is elevated, and parts parallel three different freeways.
This view is through the operator's cab, and out the front
window. Interstate 5 is to the left. Traffic is busy,
but flowing freely on this Saturday morning.