December 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Sounder Northline service might start again Monday
Sounder Northline service might start again Monday after BNSF crews take out trees that have been triggering recent mudslides, said spokesman Gus Melonas.
The more than 40 mudslides to hit the Seattle-Everett corridor’s tracks have repeatedly cancelled service for freight and passenger service, Melonas said. About half of those slides have come after heavy rains triggered surface slides and half were caused by trees that have been destabilized by previous slides, he said.
No freight traffic has been running on the corridor’s high-line tracks since a mudslide off a 150-foot cliff derailed seven cars on a train last week. Melonas said freight traffic might restart on the line this weekend and passenger service could start again on Monday. Sounder Northline passengers should still keep themselves updated on Sound Transit’s website to see if it does.
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