The only time it wouldn't be safe is if they bustitute from Spokane. Otherwise the incoming 7 becomes the same day's 8 (since there's no protect unit in Seattle) so there's no way the 7 can arrive after that day's 8 has left!Thinking of doing a late spring early summer turn around trip on #7/8 CHI-Seattle-CHI. I see 7 gets in around 10 AM and 8 leaves around 4 PM. Is it safe to do an arrival departure the same day or should I overnight?
The crews are differnet, if there is busing the crews ride the buses to Seattle and Portland and a differnet crew rides the buses back to Spokane for the return trip the next day.I believe it's also the same crew. Just tell them your plans, but seems like a sure thing. If you are on #7 then you will make the connection to Eastbound #8. If westbound 7 is really late, and they bus westbound 7 to Seattle, try to stay with the train, or maybe stay in Spokane… The buses could pass on the highway.