Train Track & Signal Testing

West Pierce Fire & Rescue

Amtrak Cascades is permanently rerouting its tracks along I-5 between Lakewood, JBLM and DuPont.  Testing of these new routes and signals will begin mid-January and run through the end of February.  Trains will be traveling at speeds up to 79 mph and will come from either direction and all hours of the day.  While regular service is not scheduled to begin until the fall of 2017, it is important to always stay safe around the tracks.

Remember these safety tips when trains are present:

  • Wait for crossing arms to go up and/or lights to stop flashing before proceeding
  • Obey all signals at all times (pedestrians and vehicles)
  • Do not walk on or near the tracks

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