Seattle Center Monorail will temporarily suspend service from Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Oct. 8 due to construction. The Monorail will resume service on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11:00 a.m.
State of Seattle government released the timetable for the service suspension and resumption of service as follows:
Monorail Hours of Operation:
September 7 through October 8
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hours of operation will be extended for events at Climate Pledge Arena to provide transportation to and from Arena events.
Seattle Monorail Services marked the groundbreaking and start of construction of $6.6 Million of privately funded improvements to help shape the future of the Seattle icon and strengthen its connection to the regional transit network.
The improvements are a part of Climate Pledge Arena and The Seattle Kraken’s investment in Seattle Center Monorail. In 2020, the organizations announced that all fans traveling to Seattle Kraken games will have free transit access, including use of the Monorail.
The construction, which will be complete in Fall 2021, includes:
Modernizations that double system capacity, provide better access, and strengthen the connection to Link Light.
Rail and the regional bus network.
Increasing the size of the passenger boarding area at Westlake Station.
Allowing boarding through all eight doors to increase the number of trips the trains can make during peak service.
Adding ticket machines and a faregate system at both stations that enables passengers to scan their ticket or ORCA card for entry.