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Operator Sound Transit
System Type Commuter
Year Opened 2000
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 4 loco
25 coaches
Mileage 31 miles
Stations 8
Gauge Standard
Power Diesel
Fare Media Tickets/POP
Website Sound Transit
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 4/2000
Last Visit 6/2011
% Rode 50%

Seattle Transit
Sounder Commuter Rail

Sounder Transit

Seattle's commuter rail system is dubbed the Sounder. It started operation September 2000 between Tacoma and Seattle. 

The Tacoma end of the line is only temporary. The new Tacoma Dome Station recently opened and the line is to be extended south to Lakewood. The northern end of line is now open to Everett Washington.

The system uses the almost standard GO Type tri-level coaches.

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sea-cr01.jpg (40753 bytes)Here is a commuter train consist tied up at the coach yards south of King Street Station. (4/00) sea-cr02.jpg (42873 bytes)The Amtrak Cascadia Train using NW Talgo Equipment passes the Sounder Equipment in Seattle. (4/00)
sea-cr03.jpg (42076 bytes)Another view of the Sounder as viewed from the Safeco Field Parking Deck. (4/00) This train is at the new Tacoma Dome station, currently the southern end of the Sounder system. (7/15/06)
Another view at Tacoma Dome. (7/15/06) View of the Sounder yards from Safeco Field. (10/1/06)
Locomotive 902 painted to advertise the ORCA farecard for the Puget sound region (6/19/11) At King Street Station with an Amtrak Cascades train to the left (6/19/11)
King Street Station (6/19/11) Taking passengers after a Mariners Game (6/19/11)

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Last Updated: 05/30/16


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