platform damage at the Tukwila Station

Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

natfoot

Photographer
I got this from my email:
Expect possible delays on Sounder Southline due to platform damage at the Tukwila Station.

I then went looking for more information and found this youtube video from earlier today.
http://youtu.be/APSgj-NT1dU
quite extensive.
 

Jon Bentz

New Member
Thats the temporary platform at Tukwilla. These were installed several years ago and will be replaced when the permanent station is built. Needless to say, it these were the permanent concrete structures the freight car would have had substantial damage.
 

RailroadJeep

The Herder Himself
Thats the temporary platform at Tukwilla. These were installed several years ago and will be replaced when the permanent station is built. Needless to say, it these were the permanent concrete structures the freight car would have had substantial damage.
LOL, temporary platform... It's been "temporary" for how long now? :p
 

Rader Sidetrack

New Member
LOL, temporary platform... It's been "temporary" for how long now? :p
The Tukwila station first opened with those temporary platforms in 2000. Sound Transit's website claims they are building a permanent Tukwila station:

Preliminary engineering and environmental documentation was completed March 2009. Final design is scheduled for completion in November 2010. Sound Transit is working with the cities of Tukwila and Renton to establish a building schedule.

http://projects.soundtransit.org/x1821.xml?t3xt
 
"I CAN'T START YET I DON'T HAVE A SCHEDULE!!"
Never mind that most small stations are completed in half the time that they've been waiting to start...
 

pwkrueger

New Member
The design and schedule for this station needs to coordinate with the design and schedule for the extension of Strander Blvd. across the tracks by the City of Tukwila and City of Renton. The situation is more complex than for most small stations.
 
I had to look up which road Strander Boulevard is, but looking at it in google maps...could they not be completed separately of each other?
 

MargaretSPfan

New Member
I myself still cannot understand why Sounder
cannot make repairs to that temporary platform.
Down here, on the SF Peninsula, CalTrain has made
interim fixes to temporary platforms (in their case,
to eliminate "hold-outs" -- GCOR Rule 6.30).
 

RailroadJeep

The Herder Himself
I myself still cannot understand why Sounder
cannot make repairs to that temporary platform.
Down here, on the SF Peninsula, CalTrain has made
interim fixes to temporary platforms (in their case,
to eliminate "hold-outs" -- GCOR Rule 6.30).
When did Sound Transit say it wouldn't be fixed?
 

markgillings

BNSF Gandy
I heard today that it was a Jordan spreader that did the damage. It was being moved NB to Interbay. One of its wings apparently was unsecured.
 

NM_RailNut

Member
I had to look up which road Strander Boulevard is, but looking at it in google maps...could they not be completed separately of each other?
Logically speaking, yes. Unfortunately, logic rarely seems to be used where projects like this in the Seattle area are concerned (not that we're doin' much better here in the Land of Entrapment, 'cause we ain't...).
 




RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

Top