Passenger trains, including Amtrak Cascades, must slow down due to curves and single-track tunnels on the BNSF Railway main line tracks (green line) near Point Defiance and along southern Puget Sound. This project reroutes passenger trains to a bypass rail line along I-5 (orange line).
The proposed route of this WSDOT project is the same that Sound Transit uses for Sounder commuter rail service to Lakewood.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407