Pacific North West High Speed Rail

Interesting. Obviously they’d need to find the money, a lot of money, and figure out the entire route and everything, but this could be good.

Also maybe a connection to CHSR somewhere around 2060? (I’ll be in my 50s, yikes.)


A report will be submitted to the Governor and Legislature by June 30, 2023. Roughly a year from now.

“A stronger, better connected economic megaregion — stretching from greater Vancouver, British Columbia to metro Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon — has the potential to thrive in the global marketplace”

Vancouver to Portland. That’s good…


The train will still make a stop at the border for customs.

I don’t think that’s true. The pre-pandemic train between Seattle and Vancouver had all its border/customs formalities handled at Vancouver station, not at the border.

Good to know. Last time I took that route was 18 years ago.


Just had a quick look at the beginning. To answer the question of suburban vs downtown station location, it’s downtown obviously.

Vancouver train station is very far from downtown, and up a steep hill.

The Pacific Central Station, which is Vancouver’s intercity railway station, is very close to downtown, only two stops away on the SkyTrain.