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Amtrak service suspended between Seattle, Portland, Ore., after landslide

By Trains Staff | December 5, 2023

Suspension to run through at least Thursday morning

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Amtrak logo.PORTLAND, Ore. — Amtrak has suspended service between Portland and Seattle through at least 8:30 a.m. on Thursday following a landslide today (Tuesday, Dec. 5) near Vancouver, Wash., according to a service alert posted by the passenger operator.

The suspension of Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight service between the two cities follows a slide on BNSF Railway about 6 miles north of Vancouver, according to KGW-TV. Freight operations have been restored through the area, but BNSF safety rules require a passenger-train moratorium through the slide area for 48 hours.

Amtrak says trains will continue to run south of Portland, and between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, with alternate transportation (in other words, buses) provided between Portland and Seattle.

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