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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Edmonds may dig big 1.5-mile ditch for trains

EVERETT — The city of Edmonds is considering digging a mile-and-a-half-long “train trench” that would allow trains to roll through the city below grade. That would relieve street traffic congestion, especially for the ferry terminal.

A preliminary study indicates the train trench could cost more than $250 million.

The Daily Herald reports Edmonds plans to ask the Legislature for $1.25 million for an analysis to determine if the project is feasible.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the railroad is reviewing the proposal with the city.

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