Today was the first day of operations at the new Greyhound Depot in Sodo... and there was a ton of Greyhound employees there. Probably managers there to make sure that there were no hiccups.
In the past couple of days the crews put the final touches on the station... including all the Greyhound signage and I must admit that it looks nice.
This picture shows how close the new station is to the Link Light Rail Stadium station.
I was also able to go inside the station in snap a few pictures. The first picture is pretty blurry but the ticket counter looks really nice. The back wall is glossy blue tiles and the running dog had blue LED lights behind it that reflected onto the tile.
The waiting room with some TV's and a few vending machines (the rumors of a self serve convince store seems to not be true.)
The 2 boarding gates and the arrivals door. The station agents were allowing folks to sit on the seats outside (lovely weather here in Seattle today!)
The seats in the waiting room complete with power outlets (and I'm told free Wi-Fi).
The Greyhound Package Express office.
Must admit this sign is a bit unsettling...
My thoughts overall?
This station is in a good location in terms of access to public transportation and has really easy access to I-5 & I-90.
The station itself is a really utilitarian... I guess it's a nice enough place to wait for a few minutes but I can't escape the feeling that it will feel really run-down in a few years from now.