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August 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Train hits pedestrian on tracks in Mount Vernon

A BNSF freight train struck a pedestrian on the tracks Saturday afternoon in Mount Vernon. Gus Melonas, BNSF spokesman, said the man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. No further information on his condition was available. The man was struck, Melonas said, about 12:25 p.m. at the crossing at Riverside Drive, as witnesses say he was trying…

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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 15, 2014 at 8:13 AM

RR tracks north of Seattle OK for passenger trains

The Associated Press Burlington Northern Santa Fe says railroad tracks north of Seattle are safe for passenger trains. Amtrak and Sound Transit Sounder commuter trains were put on a 48-hour safety moratorium after slides covered the tracks Sunday at two places near Everett and Mukilteo. Passengers were bused. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says crews have cleaned out ditches,…

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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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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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February 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Sounder train service north of Seattle resumes after mudslide

Passenger train service has resumed north of Seattle, following yet another mudslide. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said service was suspended for 48 hours following a slide that covered the tracks with three feet of mud and debris in Everett on Sunday, but the tracks were back open for passenger service at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Melonas says there…

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January 6, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Passenger trains running again north of Seattle

The Associated Press Passenger train service is up and running again north of Seattle, following two mudslides that hit the tracks last week. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the tracks opened for passenger service at about 4 a.m. Sunday. The mudslides struck near Mukilteo, one on Thursday and another on Friday. Freight service resumed after the tracks were…

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December 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Sounder Northline service might start again Monday

Sounder Northline service might start again Monday after BNSF crews take out trees that have been triggering recent mudslides, said spokesman Gus Melonas. The more than 40 mudslides to hit the Seattle-Everett corridor’s tracks have repeatedly cancelled service for freight and passenger service, Melonas said. About half of those slides have come after heavy rains triggered…

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December 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Mudslides close rail line from Seattle to Everett

Passenger train traffic between Seattle and Everett has been shut down indefinitely because of continued mudslides north of Seattle. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said a moratorium on passenger traffic due to expire Saturday will be extended because of continued debris on the rail line. Engineers will assess the situation daily, he said. “This has been…

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December 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Another mudslide on BNSF tracks; passenger service canceled between Seattle and Everett

A mudslide three miles south of Mukilteo this afternoon has caused cancellation of Sounder Northline commuter trains and Amtrak service through at least Friday morning. The 6-foot-deep mass of mud stretched across 30 feet as it came down at about 3:30 p.m., according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. At least 30 mudslides have reached the railroad…

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