The Vancouver rail yard is a major hub for both passenger and freight trains -- more than 100 trains pass through it each day.
This project eliminated a major chokepoint which will eliminate congestion, increase safety and help Amtrak Cascades passenger trains on-time performance.
An at-grade crossing at 11th Street has active warning devices.
The 1,300-foot new lead track improves efficiency of freight movements on and off the north-south main line, thereby decreasing interference with passenger trains.
| Economic Incentive
Relieving train congestion helps both passenger and freight trains move more quickly through the rail yard.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked with the Federal Railroad Administration, which administered the grant for this project.
WSDOT received federal high-speed rail funds from the 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Project budget - $10 million
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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