Central Link is a light rail line serving 16 stations in Seattle and its
southern suburbs, in the U.S. state of Washington. Managed by Sound
Transit, it travels 20 miles (32 km) between University of Washington
and Angle Lake stations. The line connects the university campus,
Downtown Seattle, the Rainier Valley, and Sea–Tac Airport. Central
Link runs at a maximum frequency of every six minutes during peak
periods, and in 2018 carried an average of 72,000 daily passengers on
weekdays. Trains have two or three cars that can each carry 194
passengers and accommodate wheelchairs and bicycles. Construction of the
light rail system began in 2003 and the first section opened on July 18,
2009, terminating at Westlake and Tukwila International Boulevard
stations. The line was extended to the airport in December 2009, the
university in March 2016, and Angle Lake in September 2016; further
extensions are planned between 2021 and 2024.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Link>
Today's selected anniversaries:
At the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comăneci became the
first person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnastics
American actress Rebecca Schaeffer was shot and killed by
Robert John Bardo, eventually prompting the passage of anti-stalking
laws in California.
Selena's album Dreaming of You, instrumental in popularizing
Tejano music, was released posthumously.
A suicide bomber attacked an Israeli tour bus at Burgas
Airport, Bulgaria, which led the European Union to list the military
branch of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
get someone's goat:
(informal) To annoy or infuriate someone.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Fortune, good or ill, as I take it, does not change men and
women. It but develops their character. As there are a thousand thoughts
lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to
write, so the heart is a secret even to him (or her) who has it in his
own breast. Who hath not found himself surprised into revenge, or
action, or passion, for good or evil, whereof the seeds lay within him,
latent and unsuspected, until the occasion called them forth?
--William Makepeace Thackeray
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