Tacoma (Amtrak station)
Amtrak inter-city rail station
|Address||1001 Puyallup Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway|
|Passengers (2013)||126,027 2.4%|
The Tacoma Amtrak Station is a train station in Tacoma, Washington, United States served by Amtrak's (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight. The one story building was constructed to a standard design that Amtrak developed in the 1970s and used at locations throughout the country for the next two decades. Typical features included at Tacoma are brick walls, floor to ceiling windows and a flat, black, cantilevered roof. 
Although the Amtrak Cascades runs between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, there is no train that starts at one terminus and ends at the other. However, each day eight Amtrak Cascades trains (four northbound and four southbound) stop at Tacoma.[Note 1] (The next northbound stop on the Amtrak Cascades is in Tukwila and the next southbound stop is in Lacey.)
The Coast Starlight has a simpler, less frequent schedule and runs daily in each direction between Los Angeles, California and Seattle.[Note 2] (The next northbound stop on the Coast Starlight is in Seattle and the next southbound stop is in Lacey.)
- As of 6 January 2014 the new Amtrak Cascades schedule is as follows:
- Southbound trains:
- Train 501 stops at 8:13 am (originating in Seattle and heading to Portland, Oregon)
- Train 513 stops at 12:08 pm (originating in Vancouver, British Columbia and heading to Portland)
- Train 507 stops at 2:43 pm (originating in Seattle and heading to Eugene, Oregon)
- Train 509 stops at 6:13 pm (originating in Seattle and heading to Portland)
- Northbound trains:
- Train 500 stops at 10:54 am (originating in Eugene and heading to Seattle)
- Train 506 stops at 2:49 pm (originating in Portland and heading for Seattle)
- Train 516 stops at 5:19 pm (originating in originated in Portland and heading for Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Train 508 stops at 9:24 pm (originating in originated in Eugene and heading for Seattle)
- Southbound trains:
- As of 13 January 2014 the southbound Coast Starlight (Train 11) is scheduled to stop at 10:21 am and the northbound (Train 14) is scheduled to stop at 7:03 pm.
- "Tacoma, WA (TAC)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2013. Retrieved 3 Dec 2013.
- "The Amtrak Standard Stations Program". Amtrak History & Archives. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- "Amtrak Cascades" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 6 Jan 2014. p. 2-3. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
- "Coast Starlight" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
- Amtrak – Stations – Tacoma, WA
- Media related to Tacoma (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Tacoma (TAC) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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