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What is the Rainbow Line?

The Rainbow Line is one of six monorail lines planned for a monorail rapid-transit system in Seattle. Click here for more information about the proposed 6-line monorail system

Click here for a map of the proposed 6-line monorail system

Where will the Rainbow Line Go?

The Rainbow Line is currently defined as a “corridor”, a wide strip of land within which it is expected the Rainbow Line would be built.

The Rainbow Corridor would roughly go north from Downtown Seattle past the South Lake Union district, along the west side of Capitol Hill to the University District and would continue north to Lake City. Originally the Seattle Monorail Project (SMP) proposed five routes in its city-wide system. In 2003 the SMP conducted a survey to find out which of the five routes were most popular with the public. There were so many “write-in” votes for a route through South Lake Union, the University District and Lake City that the SMP has added the route to its city-wide plan and called it the Rainbow Line.

What Is the Project Schedule?

The Rainbow Corridor is one of several corridors being evaluated in the process of selecting a corridor for the second phase line to be built in the city-wide system. During 2004 the Seattle Monorail Project will be evaluating different corridors, with public input helping decide which corridor will be most popular. It is anticipated that a decision on a specific corridor will be made late in 2004 or early 2005.

On July 2, 2004, preliminary reports were released for three other corridors. The report for the Rainbow Corridor has not come out yet.

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