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February 13, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Light-rail service resumes after car hits train

Update at 7:50 p.m.:  Light-rail service has resumed at all stations, according to Sound Transit. All lanes have reopened at Martin Luther King Way Jr. South and South Dawson Street. Update at 7:10 p.m.:  Central Link light-rail service is not operating between Mount Baker and Othello stations, according to Sound Transit. Service has resumed at all other stations with…

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February 11, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Northline Sounder service canceled for Thursday

Northline Sounder service is canceled for Thursday because of  a mudslide that occurred on Tuesday. Sound Transit will continue to monitor the situation, and, if there are no additional slides, service is expected to resume Friday. Please visit www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for updates to Sounder Northline service before your commute. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to and from Seattle. Riders…

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February 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Mudslide suspends Sounder service between Everett and Seattle on Monday

Sound Transit has canceled Monday Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle due to a mudslide along the tracks Saturday evening. With more rain in the forecast, the agency will decide Monday whether to resume service on Tuesday. Riders are encouraged to monitor www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for updates. Sound Transit will provide special bus service Monday morning from…

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December 26, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Sound Transit cancels Everett-Seattle train for Seahawks game

Update at 6:30 p.m.: Sound Transit has canceled its Sounder train service between Everett and Seattle’s King Street Station for Sunday’s Seahawks game. Sound Transit said it made the decision after monitoring Sunday’s rain forecast and current soil conditions. The limited availability of back-up charter bus service for Edmonds and Mukilteo passengers would have made game-day…

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December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…

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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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September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Light-rail tunnel partnership sued by black laborers

  Eight laborers have signed onto a lawsuit filed against the companies that contracted to handle Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Tunnel project, saying they were given menial jobs and dismissed after less than a month because they are black. Traylor-Frontier-Kemper (TFK) won the $314 million contract to build a pair of 21-foot diameter transit tubes from Husky Stadium…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal deputy-involved shooting at Sodo Station

As is routine in such cases, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy at Sound Transit’s Link light rail Sodo station in June. Oscar Eduardo Perez-Giron, 23, was fatally shot after he wrestled with deputy Malcolm Elliott and then pulled a…

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September 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Seahawks fans, concertgoers, commuters pack buses and trains

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m. | Waves of pedestrians flooded downtown shortly after 5 p.m. as Pharrell/Soundgarden concertgoers made their way to sports bars and toward home. Some joined commuters in a teeming Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, where light-rail riders waited for southbound trains and Metro riders jumped on northbound buses. Light-rail trains were taking on heavy loads but…

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August 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Second bike-pedestrian bridge coming to Overlake

Redmond and Sound Transit announced they’ve figured out how to pay for another bike-pedestrian bridge over Highway 520, connecting residents and workers to the future Overlake Village light-rail station. It should reduce walking distances by as much as a mile, thus making rail transit more popular, said Mayor John Marchione. The $20 million project will be city-funded, but…

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