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Sounder Train Alert

Sounder Lakewood-Seattle - Delay - Track maintenance and reduced speeds extended to May 20


The BNSF track maintenance scheduled from April 24 through May 13 has been extended to May 20. Sounder south line trips could experience estimated delays of 15-20 minutes due to the additional BNSF track maintenance between Sumner and Tukwila. During this time riders may want to consider taking an earlier train or alternate public transportation.

Sound Transit will not send alerts for trains delayed 20 mins or less due to this project. 

The track work involves BNSF maintenance crews replacing track ties and ballast.  All trains, (Sounder, Amtrak & Freight) must operate at slower than normal speeds in the work zone, and at times, single track through areas during and after work is complete to allow the new ballast to settle. Riders should also anticipate coming to a full stop for train traffic in sections where trains needs to single track (share one track) to go north and south.