In April 2013, WSDOT and the city of Seattle transformed the busy and historic King Street Station to meet current and future needs of expanding passenger rail service. Above is the renovated passenger waiting area, while below is the King Street Station waiting area in its original condition.
This historical photograph shows the King Street Station waiting area in its original condition. In the 1960's windows were boarded up, decorative plaster walls were covered up and false ceilings were installed.
This photograph is of the recently restored Compass Room entryway. It has been restored to its original stature from 1906.
Restoration of the main hall is in high gear since Amtrak passengers were moved to a temporary waiting area in late May.
Huge steel beams are being installed throughout King Street Station to make the building and its clock tower better withstand earthquakes.
The new lamp posts are the same style as those installed back in 1906 when the station opened.
This photo is of the original neon sign located in front of the station tower.
How can I get more information?
State Rail Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
Information about hours, parking, and services is available at the King Street Station Web page on the Amtrak Cascades Web site.