Ultra-high-speed study

Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study - conceptual corridors

Conceputal corridors

The Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study will evaluate where such a system should travel and the number and general location of stations. The “conceptual corridors,” range from seven to three stations. However, the exact location of those stations would be decided later. Each additional stop adds to overall travel time, so speed and access points must be balanced when designing routes.

Conceptual corridors and nearest station locations

1: Frequent stops at all seven cities identified in the legislation

  • Pacific Central Station - Vancouver, BC
  • Fairhaven (Amtrak) Station - Bellingham, WA
  • Everett station (new station near Delta Yard) – Everett, WA
  • Seattle station (new station in downtown Seattle) – Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Dome Station – Tacoma, WA
  • Centennial Station – Lacey, WA
  • Rose Quarter Station (TriMet Max station) – Portland, OR

1-A: Frequent stops at all seven cities, including Vancouver airport instead of downtown Vancouver

  • Vancouver International Airport – Vancouver, BC
  • Fairhaven (Amtrak) Station – Bellingham, WA
  • Everett station (new station near Delta Yard) – Everett, WA
  • Seattle station (new station in downtown Seattle) – Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Dome Station – Tacoma, WA
  • Centennial Station – Lacey, WA
  • Rose Quarter Station (TriMet Max station) – Portland, OR

2: Stops at the four largest city centers

  • Pacific Central Station – Vancouver, BC
  • Seattle station (new station in downtown Seattle) – Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Dome Station – Tacoma, WA
  • Portland International Airport – Portland, OR

3: Stops at the three top city centers

  • Pacific Central Station – Vancouver, BC
  • Seattle station (new station in downtown Seattle) – Seattle, WA
  • Rose Quarter Station (TriMet Max station) – Portland, OR

4: Stops at regional centers, outside the downtown corridors of the top three major cities

  • King George Station – Surrey, BC
  • Tukwila (Amtrak and Sound Transit) Station – south of Seattle, WA
  • Expo Center (MAX) Station – Portland, OR