12:08 pm update: According to an announcement on Sound Transit’s website, the station has reopened. However, you should be aware that the ticket machines at the station are currently not accepting credit and debit cards — cash only. (This problem predates the station closure.)
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The Link light rail station at 2700 Beacon Ave S is closed. bhnw.org scanner logs indicate it is closed until Monday. Metro is running shuttle buses from in front of the station to Mount Baker Station on the east side of the hill. Sound Transit and Metro customer information lines make no mention of this closure as of 10am, but there is a posting on the Sound Transit website.
KIRO noted the closure at about 1am on Twitter: “ST: Beacon Hill Station is out of service, closed. They are experiencing some sort of signal issues. Back up bus service is available.”
Security personnel at the station do not have any information regarding the reason for the closure or when it will re-open.
10:10 update: After multiple attempts and a lengthy wait on hold, a Metro customer service agent says the only information they have is that “The tunnel between stations closed, shuttles until further notice on Saturday.”
The Sound Transit Rider Alerts page says:
Central Link Light Rail – Beacon Hill Station — out of service
Posted Date: 02/19/10 – 12:05 a.m.
Starting immediately and until further notice, Central Link light rail will not serve the Beacon Hill light rail station due to signal issues.
Back up bus service will be available at the Beacon Hill station to replace light rail service until the issues are fixed.
Updates will be provided as they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience
Updating… Come back for more as we get it.