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Seattle has no trains running underground like Paris, London, or New York, but it does have something of a rarity among big cities: a dedicated bus tunnel, installed in 1985, that runs underground in a portion of the downtown area. If you'd like to experience the bus tunnel, click here for a YouTube clip of its first day back in action after its recent retrofit. These commuters are heading for the escalators down to their buses; and, in just a few more months, they will also be able to access a new light rail transit system (think Portland's MAX system or San Francisco's Muni Lightrail) that will go southward all the way to SEATAC airport, and eventually also link to a line going north to the University District via Capitol Hill.