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February 10, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Northline Sounder service suspended until Thursday after new slide

Passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been suspended until Thursday afternoon because of a mudslide on the tracks, according to BNSF Railway. A mudslide blocked the tracks south of Everett on a 75 foot slope, according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. The slide debris is 3 feet deep and 20 feet long. This is the fourth slide…

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December 12, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Passenger service disrupted after mudslide hits tracks near Edmonds

The Associated Press EDMONDS  — A mudslide hit BNSF Railway tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. Spokesman Gus Melonas says the tracks were cleared and freight trains resumed running at 3 a.m. But,a 48-hour safety moratorium will prevent passenger trains from rolling between Seattle and Everett this weekend. Buses will bridge the service. Amtrak says passenger service between…

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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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June 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Sounder, Amtrak trains running again after dispatch stoppage

UPDATE 5:01 P.M. The BNSF Railway says it just fixed a dispatching problem affecting several states — allowing Sound Transit commuter trains and other traffic to move again soon. “It’ll be a slow process initially, but it’ll return,” said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. EARLIER POST: Sounder commuter trains won’t be running this afternoon until the BNSF Railway fixes a…

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April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Large mudslide shuts down train service between Seattle, Everett

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m. | The BNSF Railway tracks re-opened to freight trains earlier this evening, according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. However, passenger trains cannot resume service until 48 hours after the slide. Crews worked throughout the day to remove 8,000 cubic yards of material, Melonas said. ORIGINAL POST | Train traffic between Seattle and Everett…

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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…

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March 12, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Judge allows lawsuit over coal trains to proceed

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has allowed a lawsuit over coal trains to proceed against BNSF Railway. Seven environmental groups sued BNSF last summer, alleging it violated the law by allowing railcars to spill coal and other pollutants into waterways. U.S. District Court Judge John Coughenour on Wednesday denied BNSF’s motion to dismiss. The…

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January 12, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Mudslides force BNSF Railway cancellation

Mudslides have forced the cancellation of commuter trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway tracks between Everett and Seattle until at least Tuesday evening, a spokesman reported late Sunday. The line was closed Sunday evening when a mudslide, spurred by heavy weekend rains, resulted in a blockage that was at least 5-feet deep and 10-feet long…

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