In a statement Friday, Amtrak, the state Transportation Department, Sound Transit and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said they're working together to add the service.
It would involve a morning departure from Seattle to Bellingham with an early evening return to help those who normally drive the route. Spokesmen said more details will be released as they become available.
Amtrak says its Amtrak Cascades service provides four trips each day over the Skagit River Rail Bridge, which remains fully functional with stops in Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Everett and Edmonds.
Currently, the first train leaves Everett at 10:02 a.m. and arrives in Seattle at 11:05. The last train leaves Seattle at 6:50 p.m. and arrives in Everett at 7:42 p.m.
For more information, go to www.amtrakcascades.com.
More Northwest Headlines
Judge awards $5M to man abused by priest in Yakima China, U.S. seek ‘clean coal’ agreement as industry struggles 4:28 p.m. Sheriff: Port Orchard man stabbed when he asked for money back after sex Audit criticizes security at Oregon data center 7:13 p.m. Worker rescued from sand-filled rail car in Pierce County 7:06 p.m. Paul kicks off Western swing in Alaska 6:56 p.m. No one injured in chemical fire at WWU 6:35 p.m. Yakima jail inmate escapes from custody Tuesday 5:16 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.