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Weekend Mudslide Affects Local Train Service

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SEATTLE (AP) — A mudslide over the weekend that caused an Amtrak train to derail will affect both commuter and passenger train service throughout Washington for the next few days.

Sounder commuter train service north of Seattle has been canceled for Monday and Tuesday. Sound Transit will provide buses for those who usually commute by train.

Amtrak says it will transport people by bus and other means to get them to Spokane to catch trains going east. They’ll also provide alternate transport for people going north from Seattle and south from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Amtrak officials said Sunday they were not sure how long the Burlington Northern tracks north of Seattle would be closed.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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