Gathering Team Member
- Jul 13, 2011
Here in the Northwest, this week's weather has been no match for the east coast's -- for which we are grateful! Nonetheless, we've had heavy, persistent rains and significant winds. So I wasn't surprised to see this tweet from @Amtrak_Cascades earlier today.
Last year, such a situation would have meant an automatic shutdown of passenger train service on BNSF tracks for 48 hours. But today, we got this instead:Train 510 is being delayed between Edmonds and Everett due to a possible landslide. Track inspectors enroute to investigate.
Okay, a 2+ hour delay isn't good...but the trains were still running -- and have apparently continued to do so for the rest of the day. I've seen no further news, but let's hope this signals more cooperation between BNSF, the state, and Amtrak on this issue.UPDATE- Single track operation in-effect between Edmonds & Everett due to mudslide. Train 510 departed Edmonds 2hrs, 14min. late.