Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:29 PM
They could start using the by-pass sooner, but, "the new Tacoma Dome Amtrak Station and the Tacoma trestle remain to be finished." So they might hold off.
I am still confused on when the by-pass will open. If use of the bypass involves a change of stations, I would think that the timing of the changeover is not flexible but must be made public well in advance.
No "if" involved. The current Tacoma station is not on the new route, which diverges at Reservation. The new Amtrak station is at Freighthouse Square on the old Milwaukee.
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