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Mudslides interrupt train service to Leavenworth

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Dec. 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm with No Comments »
December 13, 2010 8:11 am

Heading to Leavenworth for a pre-Holiday retreat? Make sure you check train service before heading to the station. Heavy rain this weekend has resulted in mudslides that have impacted several train routes including the popular December route to Leavenworth. Most of the Seattle-Leavenworth routes are sold out for this month.


Due to multiple mudslides north and south of Seattle, WA area, BNSF Railway has suspended rail traffic in the region through Tuesday morning, December 14.

A mudslide six miles north of Vancouver, WA on Saturday evening, December 11, caused the railroad to be shut down between Portland and Seattle. Another mudslide overnight between Seattle and Everett, WA has suspended rail traffic north of Seattle.

As a result, the following Amtrak services have been affected:

  • Amtrak Cascades train service is suspended between Portland and Vancouver, BC, with alternate transportation
  • Coast Starlight (Seattle – Los Angeles) train #11 (southbound) and train #14 (northbound) will originate and terminate in Portland, with alternate transportation
  • Empire Builder (Portland/Seattle – Chicago) train #7(10) will terminate in Spokane, WA with alternate transportation for passengers already on the train. Train #8(12) will originate in Spokane, with alternate transportation.
  • Amtrak Cascades service between Eugene, OR and Portland will not be affected.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for schedule information and train status updates.

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