Tacoma South (TacSim) - Tacoma, WA

Intermodal Facilities Maps

Terminal Information

Location: 1738 Milwaukee Way, Tacoma, WA 98421

Terminal Capabilities: COFC


  • From the South - Interstate 5 north to Exit 134. Left on East Portland Avenue. Right on Lincoln Avenue. Left on Milwaukee Way. Terminal entrance is on the left.
  • From the North - Interstate 5 south to Exit 136. Right on Port of Tacoma Road. Left on Lincoln Avenue. Right on Milwaukee Way. Terminal entrance is on the left.

Fax: (253) 272-8636

Hours of Operation: 7 Days, 24 Hours

Flip Hoursn/a0700-17000700-17000700-17000700-17000700-17000700-1700
Roadability Hours7 Days, 24 Hours

National Customer Service Center

NCSC Contacts
Intermodal Phone800-877-5123
Intermodal Fax800-228-9615


Schedule Information

More About Tacoma South Intermodal Terminal

Covering more than 40 acres, Tacoma South Intermodal Terminal (TacSim) is capable of handling 150,000 annual lifts, greatly increasing UP's intermodal capacity in the Pacific Northwest. This facility is strategically located near western Washington's warehousing, transloading and distribution centers, with convenient highway and interstate access.

Facility Features

  • Leading Technology
    Utilizes TCS and Oasis software to maximize terminal efficiencies.
  • 25 Acre Container Yard
    Provides ample capacity to process containers and creates faster availability for customers.
  • 24 Hour, Seven-Day-a-Week Operations
    Allowing operational convenience and flexibility for customers and drayage carriers.
  • Future Services
    TacSim's capacity allows Union Pacific to add additional lanes, including service between Los Angeles and TacSim, planned for 2009.
  • Interstate and Highway Access
    Convenient access to Interstate 5, Highway 509 and Highway 99 offers greater access to Washington and Western Canada.

Strategic Location

  • Positioned to serve more than 80 million square feet of warehouse space
  • Provides competitive intermodal service between the Pacific Northwest and the major markets of Chicago, the Midwest and the eastern United States
  • Central to all major markets
  • Avoids congestion encountered in surrounding major metropolitan market
  • Offers unparalleled market access