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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 for updates. Sound Transit will provide special bus service Monday morning from…


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December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…


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September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Man struck by Sounder train in Sodo in serious condition

The  45-year-old man who was struck by a Sounder train in the Sodo neighborhood on Wednesday night is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, sustained heavy trauma to his body after being struck at Occidental Avenue South…


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February 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Mudslides cancel some Sounder, Amtrak rail service

There will be no Seattle-Everett passenger-train service on Sounder and Amtrak until early Wednesday. Mudslides at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park on Sunday and in Edmonds on Monday have shut down the train service until then. Sound Transit scheduled two special buses for travelers, one leaving the traffic circle at the platform of the Mukilteo station at 6:26…


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January 30, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Mudslide shuts down Amtrak and Sounder service between Everett and Seattle

Today’s mudslide on the BNSF Railway line between Seattle and Everett. (BNSF Railway) 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…


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June 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

A new $46m train stop being built at Tukwila

(Source / Google Maps) Sound Transit held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of a $46 million Tukwila Station improvement project on Longacres Road, where new walkways, parking slots, electric-vehicle charging and other features should be done by fall 2014. It’s not all that easy to find. At the event Monday morning, State Rep. Steve…


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January 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Passenger train travel OK’d north of Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 P.M.| Actually, Sound Transit says Sounder Northline service will resume Thursday morning. Passengers could experience delays of at least 15 minutes as maintenance continues on the route’s train tracks. Before you spring to the station tomorrow, check for updates on the route’s schedule and alerts on the Sound Transit website. The Associated Press Passenger…


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December 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Sounder train service Everett to Seattle canceled, again.

Sounder train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled through tomorrow because all the rain has made the slopes next to the tracks unstable. The earliest service could be up and running is Friday, say transit officials. Regularly scheduled bus service through ST Express and Community Transit are available travel options for commuters. The trains south of Seattle…


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December 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Second mudslide hits BNSF tracks in W. Washington

The Associated Press EVERETT — Heavy rains and winds caused two mudslides Monday on Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in Western Washington. The first at 1:30 a.m. covered tracks with mud, rocks and trees in the Nisqually area north of Olympia, said spokesman Gus Melonas. The second at 11:30 a.m. covered slide-prone tracks in Everett where monitors were…


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November 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM

WSDOT: Sloppy commute better than expected

After a sloppy morning commute, the afternoon traffic is flowing better than expected on Seattle-area highways. “It actually looks like a normal Monday,” said Bronlea Mishler, a spokeswoman at the Washington State Department of Transportation’s traffic-control center in Shoreline. There were no major blocking crashes at 5:45 p.m., she said. Collisions were cleared earlier at the West…


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