Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
Heavy weekend rains sent mudslides onto Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks north of Seattle, affecting passenger train traffic.
A 42-year-old woman has been hit and killed by a train in White Rock as she attempted to jog in front of it, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Starting Friday, Amtrak Cascades plans to add a third daily round trip train between Seattle and Bellingham to help travelers affected by the May 23 collapse of a section of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon.
The historic waiting room at Seattle’s King Street rail station has been restored to look exactly as it did when it opened in 1906 with its ornamental plaster ceiling, Corinthian columns, mosaic floor tiles and a massive bronze chandelier.
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.
Airlines are doing their best Friday to accommodate passengers whose flights were canceled at Sea-Tac Airport because of the storm, but more cancellations today are making that task difficult.