Ride regularly scheduled scenic service.
NOTE: This is a proposed project and does not reflect current realities.
The Pacific Northwest Corridor is suited for many services.
Local and commuter service will also be provided.
The Puget Sound Region was designed with many cities and around an interurban which lead to the creation of a very spread out long peninsula, this effectively makes the hub model impossible.
Port Townsend is a Victorian Era city uniquely suited for a rail hub and seaport.
Peninsula 1: Centralia - Aberdeen - Bremerton - Port Townsend
Peninsula 2: Port Angeles - Port Townsend - Oak Harbor - Mount Vernon
Portland, Oregon is uniquely suited to be the rail hub of the region, being geographically in the center effectively.
Regional Services to Amboy, Bingen, Seattle, Astoria, Hood River, Eugene, Wilsonville, Corvallis, Tillamook, and Forest Grove.
The Oregonian, reminiscent of the Oregon Electric Railroad.
Extensive metropolitan rail and bus network.
Sweet Home to Newport via Albany
The FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) has designated 11 High Speed Rail Corridors in the United States including the Pacific Northwest Corridor. In June 2016, Charles Moeller began a project for the Pacific Northwest to research regional transit leading him to found Northwest Rail in 2021 after 5 years of market research, he spent another 2 years riding agency services in the Pacific Northwest and will be registering NWR as an LLC soon.
Currently, driving by car is the most obvious form of travel for most people, however the scenic views, frequent schedules, and lack of needing to drive would make Northwest Rail an obvious choice for many people.
There is also an emphasis on sustainable transportation and we believe that Northwest Rail could be an example of the best right now.
Northwest Rail will provide frequent all day services as an alternative to driving, this currently does not exist. It will be an enhancement of the Pacific Northwest Corridor into a ICE/S-Bahn Network.
Private Organizations and Industries that would benefit from the project.
The project will start with the co-operation of shortlines as a means to boost their revenue and economic benefits of the line.
We will be presenting a Corridor Headway project to the main freight operators and believe it will increase the socio-economic benefits of the Pacific Northwest Corridor.
All services will operate a minimum of Hourly from 5 AM to 11 PM.
In addition to the FRA Designated Pacific Northwest Corridor stretching from Vancouver BC to Eugene, Oregon (Or I-5), we are going to use other existing rail rights-of-way and rail banked trails to provide rail service.
We will begin discussions in 2023 and are hoping to have the rolling stock arrive by 2026 or 2027 and for service to commenced in 2028 or 2029.
Washington State Department of Transportation is studying an Ultra High Speed Ground Transportation on the Pacific Northwest Corridor and have not selected a technology yet, they are mainly considering rail, maglev, or hyperloop.
While many speculate it will be a Japanese-Style Shinkansen, our feasibility study has shown that a European-Style system would work better in this region.
The project is in only the beginning stages thus it is merely speculation at this time.
In September 2016, we began to research the region's transit history in order to get a better understanding of how this project would affect the region, and we received many inputs on our project which included many service restorations and changes.