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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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May 31, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Friday Memo: Boy meets mannequin … Warmer … Amtrak to the rescue

Sex store thief got only half of it. A Bainbridge Island man is behind bars after he reportedly tried to make off with a mannequin from an adult entertainment store in Bremerton, according KOMO-TV. Trouble is, when the man tried to walk away with the mannequin, the bottom half fell off. What’s more, he…

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May 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Man walking on tracks dies after being struck by train in Everett

An Amtrak train struck and killed a young man in Everett on Tuesday night, according to police. The incident took place at about 7:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of W. Mukilteo Boulevard, just west of Harborview Park, said Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell. The victim was one of three men walking on the tracks as the…

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January 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Passenger train travel OK’d north of Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 P.M.| Actually, Sound Transit says Sounder Northline service will resume Thursday morning. Passengers could experience delays of at least 15 minutes as maintenance continues on the route’s train tracks. Before you spring to the station tomorrow, check for updates on the route’s schedule and alerts on the Sound Transit website. The Associated Press Passenger…

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