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February 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Amtrak service between Bellingham, Vancouver, B.C., suspended

Passenger train service between Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C., has been canceled until  Wednesday because of a mudslide on the tracks. Amtrak Cascades trains will likely resume Wednesday evening after BNSF Railway reopens the tracks, according to Amtrak. Charter buses are being provided and will cover all missed stops. Monday night, BNSF reopened its tracks between Everett and…


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February 7, 2015 at 12:37 PM

New landslide shuts down Amtrak between Seattle, Everett

Updated, 8:55 p.m.: The Associated Press Several mudslides Saturday on BNSF railroad tracks have shut down Amtrak passenger-train service between Seattle and Everett and Ridgefield and Vancouver until Monday, according to BNSF. Another slide had covered the tracks north of Seattle on Friday. Amtrak officials said the tracks are used by Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder trains. Freight trains will run,…


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December 26, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Auburn

A Seattle-bound Amtrak train struck and killed a man in Auburn on Friday night, police said. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight passenger train fatally struck the man at West Main Street and C Street Northwest, Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Steve Stocker said. The intersection is near the Auburn Station. Auburn police and BNSF Railway police are investigating the incident,…


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December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…


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November 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Passenger trains back on tracks south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — Passenger trains are back on the tracks between Seattle and Everett, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews cleared mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment on Monday. Freight traffic resumed that day,  but the railway waits 48 hours before allowing passenger trains to return…


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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

Today’s mudslide on the BNSF Railway line between Seattle and Everett. (BNSF Railway) 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…


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