Avalon Station


In July 2022, the Sound Transit Board identified the Medium Tunnel 41st Avenue Station Alternative incorporating refinement to West Entrance that shifts station entrance to 42nd Avenue Southwest as the preferred alternative in the West Seattle Junction segment (including Avalon station). The preferred alternative for the Avalon station is a retained-cut station on the south side of Fauntleroy Way Southwest under Southwest Genesee Street and 35th Avenue Southwest. Note that the Sound Transit Board also requested study of another alternative eliminating the Avalon Station as a cost savings measure. This page provides more detail about the preferred alternative tunnel station. We will continue to study all the station locations analyzed in the Draft EIS as part of the Final EIS, anticipated to be published in mid-2024. The Sound Transit Board will determine the final project to be built after the Final EIS is published.

Map of Avalon station area showing preferred alternative route with a retained cut station near Southwest Avalon Way and 35th Avenue Southwest. There are several other alternatives shown both elevated and tunnel with stations in the same general area.
  • Consider the station as a gateway to West Seattle with public space, programming, space for art and improved wayfinding.
  • Create safe walking routes and minimize the number of crossings to reach a station entrance at the complex intersections of Avalon Way Southwest, Fauntleroy Way Southwest, and 35th Avenue Southwest.
  • Interest in denser development, more retail and housing near the station.
  • Consider equitable mixed-use development near the station, creating places for all people and providing affordable housing opportunities.
  • Facilitate easy bus transfers connecting to/from bus routes south of the station.

Station pages

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Avalon Station preferred alternative

Diagrams show approximate representation of project location, design elements, and access concepts and are for illustrative purposes only. Additional information about project benefits and impacts will be available in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, anticipated to be published in mid-2024. If you have questions about potentially affected properties, please contact the project team.