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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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March 8, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Saturday Memo: Oil slicks found … Highway 99 work goes on … Sounders FC season opener

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-50s are in the forecast and it will almost certainly rain. Consider today’s comic a cautionary tale. More from the National Weather Service forecast. Plane missing, oil slicks found: The two large slicks off the Vietnamese coast are the first sign that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, carrying 239 passengers…


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November 15, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Pedestrian killed by Sounder train near Auburn

A Sounder commuter train has struck and killed a pedestrian near Auburn, prompting the transit agency to stop three trains and cancel three more trips on the south line. The 4:12 p.m. train leaving Seattle was involved in the collision, which happened around 4:52 p.m., said Sound Transit spokesman Bruce Gray. The next two trains heading south have…


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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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February 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Pedestrian fatally struck by Sounder train in Puyallup

UPDATE 9:35 P.M.| Puyallup police say a woman walked into the path of a southbound Sounder train with 250 passengers aboard and made no effort to avoid it. Sound Transit said a train that departed Seattle at 5:40 was allowed to proceed south by 8 p.m. and passengers on a train that departed Seattle at 6:15…


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January 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Another mudslide delays trains north of Seattle

 The Associated Press MUKILTEO — Another mudslide has suspended passenger train service north of Seattle until at least Sunday. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the mudslide struck at about 4 a.m. Friday a little more than two miles south of Mukilteo. Freight train traffic resumed later in the morning, but passenger rail service is…


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December 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Mudslide cancels Sounder service to Everett and Mukilteo — again

A Tuesday morning mudslide has shut down Sounder service to Mukilteo and Everett until at least Thursday morning. Sound Transit said the blockage won’t affect travel between King Street Station and Edmonds. Because recent rainstorms have increased landslide potential, Sound Transit has been advising its riders to regularly check for online updates about…


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November 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Mudslides cancel Sounder’s “Black Friday” trains between Everett and Seattle

Sound Transit announced it will cancel special day-after-Thanksgiving train service through Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds and Seattle, because mudslides continued to occur today on the bluffs along Puget Sound.  By policy of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which owns the tracks, all passenger travel is suspended for 48 hours following a mudslide.  Spokeswoman Kimberly Reason said service is expected…


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November 20, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New mudslide extends cancellation of Northline Sounder line

A new mudslide has extended the closure of Northline Sounder train service between Seattle and Everett to include Wednesday. Back-up bus service for Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett can be found on Sound Transit’s website. Sounder trains won’t run Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.  The trains will operate on a special holiday schedule Friday…


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October 16, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Sounder train hits semi-truck in Edmonds

Edmonds Police inspect the front end of this semi-truck that collided with a southbound Sounder Train in Edmonds Tuesday morning. Seattle-Everett North Sounder trains were canceled because of the crash.(Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) A Northline Sounder train collided with a semi-truck  in downtown Edmonds this morning. The train was heading south…


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