A few Pierce County Sounder stations will be left off of south line train routes in mid-February to accommodate the second phase of work on Sound Transit’s Tacoma Trestle Track & Signal Project.
From Feb. 17-22, Sounder south line trains will run only to Puyallup Station. Shuttles will be in place at the Tacoma Dome, South Tacoma and Lakewood Stations to move passengers to Puyallup Station in the morning; afternoon shuttles will likewise be in operation to return passengers to their stations of origin.
Regular Sounder service will resume for the afternoon commute on Wednesday, Feb. 22, when trains will travel over the new bridge for the first time.
The south track will be complete on the new bridge, and all Sounder trains will begin using the south track. After the cutover to the new bridge, the old single-track timber railroad trestle will be removed, and Sound Transit will continue construction of the north track. Trains will operate on both the north- and south-bound tracks in 2018.