Overlake Village Light Rail Station Opening Celebration , April 27th 11am-4pm

 Light rail is coming to the Eastside! Join Move Redmond and an array of outstanding organizations as we celebrate the grand opening of the 2-Line light rail on April 27th from 11am-4pm! Excitement is in the air as this milestone will enhance access to school, work, and healthcare throughout the Eastside. Be part of the celebration and witness the city’s remarkable progress in transitioning from a suburban city to a transit-oriented hub.

The celebration will be packed with fun and family friendly activities and amazing resources that include the following:

Be the first to access our Station Access Maps 

We made a pocket sized map to help you connect to the 2 line light rail by walking, rolling, and transit. Our Station Access Map provides the information you need on transit routes, bike lanes, and walking paths within a mile radius of each light rail station on the 2 -Line. They also offer safety information, highlighting areas of caution , such a busy intersections, with turning vehicles, and identifying steep grades that may pose challenges for wheelchair users. These maps will also include information on how to reload your ORCA card, use BikeLink Lockers, and schedule a community van ride! Say goodbye to parking stress and hello to hassle-free commuting!

Station Access Map Coming soon!

Connect with amazing Organizations

  • Stop by the Move Redmond Booth to pick up your Station Access Map and some fun giveaway swag including a light rail tote bag and stickers!
  • Engage with Bellwether Housing to discover the vibrant experience of living alongside the light rail, while unleashing your creativity as you help craft a mosaic of community! 
  • Connect with Africans on the Eastside where you’ll have the opportunity to witness their talented youth and drummers performing captivating African Music, while also answering any questions you may have
  • Need a solution for that 1st and last-mile connection to light rail? Connect with Hopelink and learn everything you need to know about the Community Van! 
  • Practice loading your bike on a bus bike rack with Go Redmond and learn more about their great work.
  • Swing by the Transportation Choices Coalition booth for some Opening Day fun! They will be hosting a photo booth and have commemorative swag giveaways. You can also learn more about the organization and other events coming up for Ride Transit Month in June! 
  • Want to go to all stations but are worried about the fare costs? Connect with King County Public Health and get assistance in applying for an ORCA LIFT card and other great programs! 
  • Connect with Redmond Police and pick up some safety and crime prevention materials and fun coloring books 
  • Connect with Lime and get a special discounted scooter price  to use the Lime scooters as you make your way to the next station or to Esterra Park across the street 
  • Enjoy delicious food from Cefecito & Mayuri

Looking for an indoor celebration or a time to relax after stopping by all the stations?

We got you covered! Head over to Aloft across the street for a relaxing time indoors with fantastic family activities including face painting from 12-2 PM, and 20% off drink specials and kid-friendly menu! Plus, check out the winning reels of the 2-Line Safety Competition! 

 

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and your family.  Let’s come together to embrace the future of transportation on the Eastside and build a more stronger and connected community!