Car Collides with Light Rail: MLK and Dawson

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The Seattle Times has the details on Friday night’s collision at MLK and Dawson:

Light-rail service resumes after car hits train

Update at 7:50 p.m.:  Light-rail service has resumed at all stations, according to Sound Transit.

All lanes have reopened at Martin Luther King Way Jr. South and South Dawson Street.

Update at 7:10 p.m.:  Central Link light-rail service is not operating between Mount Baker and Othello stations, according to Sound Transit. Service has resumed at all other stations with minor delays.

For service toward downtown Seattle from Othello, board the Route 8 bus on Martin Lither King Jr. Way South and transfer to the Mount Baker station. For service toward Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the Mount Baker station, board the Route 8 bus southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and transfer to the Othello station.

Original post:  Central Link light-rail service has been temporarily interrupted while Sound Transit officials work to remove a car that hit a northbound train in South Seattle on Friday evening.

The tracks are blocked in both directions near Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Dawson Street, according to Sound Transit. No one was injured in the crash, which occurred around 6:30 p.m.

Buses are transporting light-rail passengers until the car is removed, Sound Transit said.

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