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South Downtown Hub, Seattle's Transit Nexus

"South Downtown Hub" is the current name for the area surrounding Seattle's historic train stations, which has also been called Jackson Hub.


King Street Station (1906) and Union Station (1910) created the original railroad hub in Seattle, connected to the working waterfront. Today, these stations are surrounded by modern light rail, major bus stops for King Country Metro and Sound Transit buses, Sounder commuter rail, the Seattle streetcar and a quick walk to ferry access. Amtrak uses the King Street station.

The hub, which sits between the Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District neighborhoods, serves to divide more than connect. Our neighborhoods seeks substantial meaningful investment in this pedestrian environment for the benefit of our communities and Seattle's transit riders.

Jackson Hub on Smith Tower view.jpg
SMA 78499 5-29-1982 Waterfront Streetcar.jpg

South Downtown Transit Hub planning work

South Downtown Neighborhood Priorities Review & Summary



King Street Station Plaza + Union Square Concept Plan


Alliance for Pioneer Square

Jackson Hub Concept Plan


Alliance for Pioneer Square & SCIDpda

South Jackson Street Connections Report


SCIDpda & Wing Luke

King Street Station Transportation Hub summary



King Street Station Multimodal Hub Health Impact Assessment


UW HIA Graduate Glass

King Street Station Transportation Hub Strategy presentation to Seattle Design Commission



Transit Services

City of Seattle links

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