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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

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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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Amtrak, BNSF, Sounder

June 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

A new $46m train stop being built at Tukwila

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 Bergquist, D-Renton, recounted…

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0 Comments | Topics: Amtrak, Sound Transit, Sounder

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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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Amtrak, mudslides, passenger trains

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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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: BNSF, Everett, mudslides

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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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: North Cascades Highway, Snoqualmie Pass, Sounder

March 1, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Everett mudslide halts some passenger trains

Associated Press A mudslide hit railroad tracks early Thursday in the same area they were hit Feb. 22 at Everett. In both cases the rails were quickly cleared by BNSF crews for freight trains, but passenger trains have a 48-hour safety moratorium. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the slide at 1:45 a.m. Thursday was detected by sensors that…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Amtrak; mudslide, Everett, Sounder

January 24, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Train-truck collision in Kent delays Sounder service

UPDATE:  Sound Transit reports  Train 1517 has left Kent and will be making all stops on its way to Tacoma about an hour behind schedule. A collision in Kent between a northbound Amtrak train and a towtruck towing a vehicle has caused a 40-minute delay for two early evening Sound Transit trains that depart from Seattle. Kent…

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November 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

No special Seahawks transit Thursday and Dec. 12

Buses and trains will stick to their regular weekday schedules when the Seahawks play home games Thursday and again on Monday, Dec. 12. Sound Transit and Metro announced Tuesday there won’t be special game-day service for either event because Sounder trains and Metro buses will be providing regular service. Because both games start around 5:30 p.m., Metro…

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0 Comments | More in Sports, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seahawks, Sounder

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