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Rail - Tacoma - Bypass of Point Defiance - Project Map

map of point defiance bypass project area 
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
Phone: 360-705-7122