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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 6, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Mudslide hits railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Friday morning covered the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks just south of Everett. Spokesman Gus Melonas says the tracks were cleared for freight trains Friday afternoon but that Amtrak and Sound Transit passenger trains have to wait 48 hours — until late Sunday morning — to resume service. Rail…

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December 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Mudslide: Sounder Northline suspended until at least Monday

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | The Sounder Northline service is suspended until at least Monday, Sound Transit said in a news release. BNSF Railway and Sound Transit officials will investigate the slide and slope stability along the corridor before determining when to resume service. A description of what happened from the release: There were no injuries or damage…

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December 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

No injuries in Seattle freight train derailment

The Associated Press The Seattle Fire Department says no one was injured in a midday freight-train derailment in South Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation says train cars completely blocked East Marginal Way, a major north-south artery through the city, for at least half an hour on Friday. The cause and extent of the derailment was not…

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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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