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 (blue line).
The proposed route of this WSDOT project is the same that Sound Transit will use to extend Sounder commuter rail service to Lakewood.
How can I get more information?
Frank Davidson, P.E.
WSDOT State Rail and Marine Office
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407