Freight Trains Coexist with SMART's Track Reconstruction Work

Apr 15, 2014

Credit Marin I-J

  The long-awaited SMART commuter trains and the currently running Northwest Pacific freight trains are not waiting until 2016 to co-exist on the tracks that traverse Sonoma County.  They’re already sharing the line while it is getting rebuilt.

John Williams, president of the Northwest Pacific Company which operates the freight trains, says they have been slowly increasing their loads, but growth has been sluggish.

To see a time-lapse video documenting the rebuilding of the Cinnabar Bridge in Petaluma, click here.