Everett Station Plans On Display

EVERETT - Design plans for the Everett Station, the city's future transportation hub, will be on display at an open house Thursday.

Visitors also may study plans for the Pacific Avenue bridge project, a new railroad overpass to end backups that regularly occur when a train passes.

Everett Station, to be built at Pacific and Smith avenues across from Eagle Hardware & Garden, scheduled to open by summer 2001. Its most striking feature will be a three-story, glass-walled hall with views of the Cascades and downtown Everett.

The station will provide connections between Sound Transit commuter trains and commuter buses, Amtrak, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Greyhound and Trailways buses, tour buses, shuttles, taxis, car pools and bicycles. Parking for 800 vehicles will be included.

The top floor of the station will provide temporary classroom space for a consortium of colleges - University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University and Western Washington University.

The open house will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Everett Senior Center at Pacific and Lombard Avenue.