Mudslides force cancellation of Seattle-Everett passenger train service until Tuesday

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SEATTLE - Due to mudslides, passenger train service between Seattle and Everett are canceled until Tuesday morning, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

 

According to Sound Transit, the Northline Sounder is canceled for the morning and evening commute on Monday,

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has estimated the closure of tracks to Amtrak and Sound Transit trains would end on Monday, but Melonas said more mudslide damage occurred overnight Saturday.

 

Heavy rain soaked the Puget Sound region on Saturday, pushing mud, rocks, trees and debris onto the tracks.

 

Melonas said passenger train service is now scheduled to restart at 4 a.m. Tuesday, but freight trains will continue operating.

 

Sound Transit informed KIRO 7 Eyewitness News there will be back-up bus service for commuters.

 

Southbound Monday morning alternative bus service:

  • Everett-Seattle: Board regularly scheduled ST Express Route 510 at Everett Station bay C1, departing approximately every 10 minutes.
  • Mukilteo-Seattle: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 417 at the Ferry Terminal departing at 5:49 a.m., 6:21 a.m., 6:51 a.m. and 7:53 a.m. Please note: These times do not correspond with regular Sounder schedule.
  • Edmonds-Seattle: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at Edmonds Station departing at 6:15 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 6:55 a.m. and 7:47 a.m. Please note: These times do not correspond with regular Sounder schedule.

 

 

Northbound Monday evening alternative bus service:

  • Seattle-Edmonds: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at 5th and James at 4:27 p.m., 4:58 p.m., 5:31 p.m. and 5:57 p.m.
  • Seattle-Mukilteo: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 417 at 4th Ave S and S Jackson St at 3:59 p.m., 4:22 p.m. 4:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Seattle-Everett: Board regularly scheduled ST Express Route 510 at 4th Ave. S and S. Jackson St. departing approximately every 10 minutes. 

 

 

Commuters can check http://www.soundtransit.org for more updates.

 

Southline Sounder service between Seattle and Tacoma is not impacted and will operate as scheduled.

 

Passenger train service has been significantly disrupted between Seattle and Everett over the past 10 days because of rain.

 

Since Thanksgiving week, passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been canceled at least seven days due to rains.