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March 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Another mudslide stops passenger trains north of Seattle

UPDATE, 6:40 p.m. | Sound Transit has released the following information about Wednesday morning bus service for Northline Sounder commuters:

  • Everett-Seattle: Special buses will depart Everett Station at 5:45 am and 6:15 am in the Greyhound loading area. Riders may also board regularly scheduled ST Express Route 510 departing approximately every 10 minutes
  • Mukilteo-Seattle: Special buses will depart Mukilteo Station at 6:26 am and 7:26 am at the traffic circle at the train platform. Riders may also board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 417 at the Ferry Terminal departing at 5:49 am, 6:21 am, 6:51 am, 7:21 am, and 7:53 am
  • Edmonds-Seattle: Special buses will depart Edmonds Station at 6:41 am and 7:41 am at the north side of the Amtrak lot. Riders may also board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at Edmonds Station departing at 5:45 am, 6:15 am, 6:34 am, 6:55 am, and 7:42 am

 

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m. | Sound Transit says regular passenger service on the Northline Sounder will resume Friday morning unless there are “additional events.” It notes that Southline Sounder service between Seattle and Lakewood has not been affected.

The transit agency provides the following information about bus service this evening for Northline commuters:

  • Seattle – Edmonds: Special buses to Edmonds Station will pre-board at 5th and King Street 5 minutes prior to departure, and will depart from 4th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St at 4:05 pm, 5:05 pm and 5:35 pm. Riders may also board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at 5th and James at 3:57 pm, 4:27 pm, 4:58 pm, 5:31 pm and 5:57 pm
  • Seattle – Mukilteo: Special buses to Mukilteo Station will pre-board at 5th and King Street 5 minutes prior to departure, and will depart from 4th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St at 4:05 pm, 5:05 pm and 5:35 pm. Riders may also board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 417 at 4th Ave S and S Jackson St. at 3:09 pm, 3:59 pm, 4:22 pm, 4:50 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Seattle – Everett: Special buses to Everett Station will pre-board at 5th and King Street 5 minutes prior to departure, and will depart from 4th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St at 4:05 pm, 4:33 pm, 5:05 pm and 5:35 pm. Riders may also board regularly scheduled ST Express Route 510 at 4th Ave. S and S. Jackson St. departing every 10-20 minutes.

ORIGINAL POST |

The Associated Press

A mudslide Tuesday morning just south of Everett will stop passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett until Thursday morning.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the 7:20 a.m. 20-foot-long slide of trees, mud and rocks has been cleared off the tracks and freight trains are moving again.

For safety reasons, Amtrak and Sound Transit trains will not be allowed on the tracks until 7:20 a.m. Thursday.

That extends a moratorium on passenger rail through the corridor put in place after a slide Sunday night north of Seattle.

Melonas says Tuesday’s slide was the 12th this fall and winter.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: BNSF Railway, mudslide


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