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Sound Transit completes intermodal station

Sound Transit recently introduced commuter-rail service at its new Tacoma Dome Station, adding the final piece to an intermodal facility at Freighthouse Square.

The station now connects Sounder commuter-rail, Tacoma Link light-rail and ST Express regional-bus service with Pierce Transit bus service, Greyhound and Amtrak.

Across the street from a 2,400-stall parking garage, the new commuter-rail platform features a wheelchair access ramp and canopies. For the past three years, passengers have been using a temporary platform at a nearby Amtrak station.

The station will enable Sound Transit to extend service to South Tacoma and Lakewood, Wash.

Sound Transit also recently completed a $12 million track and signal improvement project between Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s mainline and the Tacoma tracks at Freighthouse Square.

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