Tap on the 2 Line with ORCA

by Move Redmond Team

Light rail is coming to the Eastside! Join Move Redmond and community partners to 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. Learn more about our opening celebration at moveredmond.org/2line

How to Get to the 2 Line from Downtown Redmond

By Transit

Wondering what your bus route to the 2 line is? We got you covered! Grab your ORCA card and tap on the 545, 542, or the B line for a direct transit option to the Redmond Technology Station, where you can seamlessly catch the 2 Line. Plus, for the opening day on April 27th, take advantage of the support from Microsoft as they will be providing Microsoft Connectors shuttle rides from Together Center, Redmond City Hall, and Redmond Downtown Park straight to the Redmond Technology Station! Shuttles will be running every 15 minutes from 10:30am-4:30pm.

By Trail

Enjoy the scenic route by biking along the Sammamish River Trail and connecting to the 520 Trail, which leads you directly to either the Redmond Technology Station Bridge or the Overlake Village Pedestrian Bridge! Be sure to explore all the light rail stations, as there will be fantastic activities happening at all locations, such as the Together Center booth at the Redmond Redmond Technology Station, and Eastrail Partners at the Wilburton station. For a full list of opening day activities check out the information at Sound Transit.

Check out our Station Access Map 

Move Redmond is excited to share our Station Access Maps, designed to assist transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians in navigating to all of the 2 Line stations opening this week. Our digital map is now available on our website here, with translated versions coming soon! Our print versions will be available on opening day at Overlake Village Station

Need an ORCA Card? We’ve Got You Covered! 

Worry not! We’ll be offering $25 ORCA cards on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early as they’re expected to go quickly. Additionally, Public Health will be on-site to sign up qualifying individuals for ORCA LIFT. Learn more about ORCA LIFT here 

Now that the 2 line is opening, consider getting yourself an ORCAcard to ensure smooth trips and transfers. Whether you’re a first-time rider or planning to ride more frequently, check out our newest brochure detailing how to manage your ORCAcard account using the app for convenient on-the-go access. Learn more about managing your ORCA card here. Explore the graphic to discover the various types of ORCAcards available that you may qualify for.