- WSDOT's Amtrak Cascades, Amtrak long-distance trains, Sounder commuter trains, and BNSF Railway Comany freight trains all use the tracks at King Street Station.
- Work includes designs for new tracks and switches that will allow for more efficient train movements between Amtrak’s Seattle Maintenance Facility and westerly platforms of King Street Station.
Why is WSDOT
improving the tracks at King Street Station?
The number of passenger trains using the station is planned to increase in the future. These track improvements will support more efficient train operations at the station and reduce schedule delays.
In a separate project, WSDOT worked with its public and private partners to renovate King Street Station. Learn more about the King Street Station renovation project.
The End Result
Reconfiguring connections and upgrading switches to the BNSF main line tracks south of the station will better accommodate the growing needs of WSDOT, Amtrak, Sound Transit, and BNSF.
- Improved accommodation of passenger and commuter trains
What is the project timeline?
July 2013 - Engineering and design began on the new, federally funded track configuration
September 2015 - Begin construction
September 2016 - Construction complete
WSDOT intends to use close to $51 million in ARRA grants to construct the next phase of track improvements at King Street Station.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT Rail Division
PO Box 47407
Olympia, WA 98504-7407
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