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A blue T Line train pulls into a new station at nighttime.
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Trains are now rolling along the T Line extension.

Testing trains on new tracks in Tacoma

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As we wrap up 2022, another milestone is being reached on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension project

We still have more work to do, but there was good news from tests along the alignment this week. 

On Tuesday, crews ran a light-rail vehicle dead-pull test, in which a train was pulled from station to station. 

Following that test, we were able to conduct live-wire testing on Wednesday night. Both tests went well. 

Check out this video to see trains rolling in the Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods! 


In early January, we'll be conducting more train and track system testing - along with performing traffic signal modifications, completing overhead wiring work and installing crosswalks, among other activities.

We have more work to do before giving an update on the opening date. Check out this blog post for the latest.

And take a look at these fresh pics from the testing! 

A sign on the inside of a T Line vehicle reads "New stations opening soon!"
A blue T Line car pulls into the new Tacoma General Station at nighttime.
A T Line train at night.
A T Line train drives next to Stadium High School.

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