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November 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment next to the track’s single main line Freight trains are expected to resume operations later…

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May 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Man fatally struck by train in Mukilteo

An Amtrak train struck and killed a man in his 50s Friday night in Mukilteo. The southbound train was passing Lighthouse Park at 10:20 p.m. when it hit the man who was on the railroad tracks near 605 Front St., Mukilteo police say. The park had closed at 10 p.m. Officer Colt Davis said the police and a BNSF…

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April 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Seattle-bound Amtrak train partially derails in Montana

The Associated Press BAINVILLE, Mont. — Amtrak says a train carrying 117 passengers has partially derailed in northeastern Montana, causing minor injuries to one passenger. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says three cars on the 13-car Empire Builder slipped off the tracks at a switch Monday afternoon near Bainville. The passenger train was headed west from Chicago to Portland…

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March 31, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Amtrak alters schedule for Empire Builder trains

Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger trains, which travel daily between Seattle and Chicago, will operate on a modified schedule, affecting passengers to and from Seattle, because of increasing congestion from oil freight, Amtrak has announced. The modified schedule starts April 15, with most of the change affecting passengers between Seattle or Portland and St. Paul, Minn. Eastbound…

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January 30, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Mudslide shuts down Amtrak and Sounder service between Everett and Seattle

A mudslide onto railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett this afternoon has shut down Amtrak and Sounder service for 48 hours, according to BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. The slide, which occurred at 2:05 p.m., was  south of Mukilteo on the BNSF double mainline and was 25 feet long by 10 feet deep, Melonas said….

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January 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Auburn

A man was struck by an Amtrak train in Auburn this afternoon. The 42-year-old from Las Vegas was posing for a photo on the tracks when the train approached. He was unable to get out of the way of the southbound train that was traveling 79 miles per hour, said Auburn police spokesman Cmdr. Mike Hirman. The man’s…

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January 13, 2014 at 5:23 AM

Train service near Auburn back on track after derailment

The Associated Press Crews with a crane and other heavy equipment reopened the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near Auburn Monday evening, after a freight train derailed earlier in the day.   Spokesman Gus Melonas said the freight train derailed about 1 a.m. Monday just south of Auburn, blocking freight and passenger trains. Melonas said two rail cars carrying…

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November 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Amtrak train stopped at Eugene following bomb scare

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A phone conversation overheard by another passenger led to a bomb scare on an Amtrak train that authorities stopped Sunday at Eugene. Police say passengers were taken off, and one person was questioned while a bomb squad searched the train. Nothing suspicious was found. Passengers re-boarded and the train resumed its trip…

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October 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Pedestrian killed when hit by train in Seattle

A man was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train near the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, near the King Street station in Seattle Thursday night, according to Seattle police. The line was shut down, and Seattle police, BNSF and Amtrak officials were investigating. The line is expected to…

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June 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

A new $46m train stop being built at Tukwila

Sound Transit held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of a $46 million Tukwila Station improvement project on Longacres Road, where new walkways, parking slots, electric-vehicle charging and other features should be done by fall 2014. It’s not all that easy to find. At the event Monday morning, State Rep. Steve Bergquist, D-Renton, recounted…

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