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Exciting Times in Redmond!

Redmond is buzzing with excitement as we usher in two major events! First, we’re thrilled to announce the opening of the Sound Transit 2 Line, a significant milestone in regional transportation that promises enhanced connectivity and convenience. As we embark on this new journey, don’t miss out on the Overlake Intercultural District Passport Challenge —a thrilling opportunity to explore our vibrant community, savor diverse cuisines, and win exciting prizes!

Ride the 2 Line, Discover Overlake, Win Prizes

After the exhilarating grand opening of the Link 2 Line on April 27th, we invite you to participate in the Overlake Intercultural District Passport Challenge! From April 29th to June 22nd, ride the 2 Line to Overlake Station and explore local businesses, indulge in diverse cuisines at renowned restaurants, stroll through the new Esterra Park, and earn points for exciting prizes. Don’t miss this thrilling opportunity to experience the best of the Overlake Intercultural District!

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Are You an Overlake Business Interested in Participating?

If you are a business in the Overlake Intercultural District, and you’re interested in participating in the program, please email

Looking for more information?

Download The Passport Challenge program flyer in these languages:


Hindi | हिंदी

Spanish | Española

Portuguese | Portuguesa

Russian | Русский

Chinese | 中国人

Telugu | తెలుగు

More About the 2 Line

The Sound Transit 2 Line East Link Extension, spanning 14 miles with 10 stations, connects Seattle’s International District to Judkins Park, crosses I-90 to Mercer Island and South Bellevue, and traverses through downtown Bellevue and the Bel-Red area to Redmond Technology Station. The segment between South Bellevue and Redmond Technology Station opened on April 27, 2024, with the remaining portion linking the east side to Seattle’s 1 Line set to open in 2025. This extension offers peak hour service every 8 minutes, facilitating a swift 10-minute commute from Redmond Technology to Bellevue Downtown.

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