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Rail - Vancouver - Rail Yard Bypass - Complete March 2016

Project Status - Complete
Vancouver Rail Yard bypass map

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Vancouver Rail Yard turntable

The yard's train turntable was relocated as part of this project.

Track Laying Machine installing new bypass track between W 39th St and Fruit Valley Rd

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.

How You Benefit
Car GlyphRelieves Congestion
Reduces a major bottleneck between passenger and freight trains at this site.
Dollar Sign Glyph 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

Contact Us
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407

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