Commuter trains resume after Edmonds mudslide

  • Sun Mar 14th, 2010 11:45pm
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Associated Press

EDMONDS — Amtrak and Sound Transit Sounder passenger trains are running again on a stretch of railroad tracks north of Seattle that was closed because of a mudslide.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said Sunday that the commuter train service along Puget Sound resumed at 6:15 a.m.

Passenger trains had been blocked for 48 hours as a precaution after the slide was detected at 6:15 a.m. Friday.

Debris covered one of two parallel tracks 2 feet deep along 20 feet.

Freight trains were able to roll past the slide on the parallel track.