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The yard's train turntable was relocated as part of this project.
A track laying machine installs new bypass tracks between West 39th Street and Fruit Valley Road in Vancouver.
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Congestion at the busy Vancouver Rail Yard slowed down passenger trains passing the site. This project separated freight and passenger train traffic by constructing a freight bypass track on the eastern side of the BNSF's rail yard, relocating the existing train turntable and moving mechanical and storage buildings.
Reduces a major bottleneck between passenger and freight trains at this site.
| Economic Incentive
Improves Amtrak Cascades train reliability, improving the service for passengers who use the train service.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with BSNF Railway -- the owner of these tracks and rail yard -- on this project.
WSDOT used federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for this project.
Project budget: $32.2 million
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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