Sound Transit Operations & Maintenance Facility East (OMFE) + Master Plan
In 2008 and 2016, voters approved funds to expand the existing Sound Transit “Link” light rail system to add service to Northgate, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and Redmond. To support this expansion, a new Operations and Maintenance Facility East (“OMF East”) project is currently underway.
The new facility features two buildings and associated ancillary structures. The OMF building will accommodate commissioning, deployment, service, and storage operations for 96 light rail vehicles and features a 14-bay vehicle maintenance shop, a train wash facility, specialized maintenance and parts storage areas, administrative space for transit operations, and employee support spaces such as locker and kitchen areas.