Monday, December 03, 2007

Amtrak to Vancouver cancelled due to rain-induced mudslides

Aboard Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver, BC. Photo by Sue Frause

This just in from The Associated Press:
Mudslides across the track have halted Amtrak passenger train service between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia.
In addition, Amtrak posted this Service Alert on their website:
On November 27, December 3 and December 10, Trains 510 and 517 will be cancelled and passengers will be provided motorcoach transportation between Vancouver, B.C., Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Edmonds and Seattle. This temporary change is due to bridge work being performed by BNSF Railway. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.
I was planning on taking the train from Everett to Vancouver with my mom on December 10, so I may change the date as I'm not a fan of Greyhound. Maybe I'll just wait until after the holidays.

Hopefully, the rains and slides will have subsided by then.

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