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December 31, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Cross Kirkland Corridor no longer threatened by rail-service request

The Ballard Terminal Railroad Company’s request to return rail service to an 11.2-mile portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor between Bellevue and Woodinville has been denied, officially eliminating a threat to trails such as the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The Surface Transportation Board, a federal agency that settles railway disputes, said in a ruling issued Tuesday…

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August 15, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Port agrees to sell rail corridor for use as a trail

From Staff Reporter Keith Ervin  The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to sell much of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County for future use as a trail. The $15 million deal, approved by the commission Tuesday, still needs ratification by the Metropolitan King County Council. After the Port bought the 42-mile Renton-to-Snohomish rail line from BNSF…

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December 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Kirkland might buy old rail line for trail

The Kirkland City Council will decide Monday whether to buy a 5 1/2-mile segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor for a “Cross-Kirkland Trail” and, possibly, future commuter transit. If approved, the city would pay the Port of Seattle $5 million for the portion of the abandoned rail line within Kirkland. “It’s very exciting. It’s something that I’ve…

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