Tacoma (Amtrak station)

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Tacoma
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Amtrak Station (Tacoma, Washington).JPG
Location 1001 Puyallup Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421[1]
 United States
Coordinates 47°14′31″N 122°25′14″W / 47.2420°N 122.4206°W / 47.2420; -122.4206Coordinates: 47°14′31″N 122°25′14″W / 47.2420°N 122.4206°W / 47.2420; -122.4206
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking Free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code TAC
History
Opened 1984
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 125,984[2]Decrease 0.03%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
Terminus
toward Eugene
Cascades
  Former services  
Terminus
Pioneer
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
Location
Location of the Tacoma Amtrak Station
Location of the Tacoma Amtrak Station
Location of Tacoma Station within Washington

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. [3]

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.)

Boardings and Alightings[edit]

Year 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[2]
Total 124,252 123,063 126,027 125,984
YoY Difference N/A -1,189 2,964 -43
YoY Difference % N/A -0.96% 2.41% -0.03%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 6 January 2014 the new Amtrak Cascades schedule is as follows:[4]
    • 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)
  2. ^ 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tacoma, WA (TAC)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2014. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Amtrak Standard Stations Program". Amtrak History & Archives. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Cascades" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 6 Jan 2014. p. 2-3. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  5. ^ "Coast Starlight" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2011: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 

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