What about the southbound Coast Starlight?
When completed, the Point Defiance Rail Bypass project will bring a total of seven daily round trip passenger trains through Tacoma, Lakewood, and DuPont intersections, with an average crossing time of 45 seconds per intersection and a maximum speed of 79 mph.
The 'city' of Lakewood will be filing suit against Amtrak trains going at speed through that area.
Yeah, you know how the NIMBYs are around here (and everywhere, for that matter). I must admit that an Amtrak train tearing across the entrance to North Fort Lewis as well as the Bridgeport Way grade crossing scares the heck out of me...Good luck with that plan! The Cities of Auburn and Kent, WA tried that some years ago to prevent increased BN activity over the rebuilt Stampede Pass line. And the effort by both Cities were completely shut down ...
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