Tacoma Rail is part of the North American rail network that includes seven class 1 railroads and more than 550 short line and regional railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This network permits near seamless transportation of goods from coast to coast, Alaska to Mexico and thousands of places in between.

Tacoma Rail directly connects with three railroads for freight service:

  • BNSF Railway, which serves the western half of the United States and connects with Tacoma Rail at Tacoma, Dupont and Centralia, Washington
  • Union Pacific Railroad, which also serves the western United States and connects with Tacoma Rail at Tacoma and Centralia
  • The Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad, a short line serving western Washington between Centralia, Hoquiam, Bremerton and Bangor, and connects to Tacoma Rail at Centralia

Tacoma Rail provides rail service to a North American port:

Port of Tacoma, a major gateway to Asia and Alaska. The Port of Tacoma is a leading North American seaport, handling more than $36 billion in annual trade and nearly 2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units. The Port is one of the largest container ports in North America.

Other key partners include: