Tracks near Everett cleared for passenger trains

  • Mon Jan 18th, 2010 8:23am
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — Burlington Northern Santa Fe says landslide experts determined today that a slope near Mukilteo is stable and passenger train traffic can resume on the rail line.

Spokesman Gus Melonas said Amtrak and commuter Sounder trains can resume rolling after 8 a.m. today over 50 feet of track that was covered by Saturday’s mudslide. The track was cleared Saturday for freight trains, but passenger trains have to wait 48 hours after a slide.

The slide interfered with Amtrak travel north of Seattle and this morning’s Sounder commuter service from Everett.