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.