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#41 fairviewroad

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:17 AM

 

do you think that the Empire Builder will continue having problems with landslides for the next 3 weeks. Wondering if I should cancel my reservation from WDL to CHI and instead go MKA to CHI via commuter train. 

I think you should not cancel this trip. It only affects a small part of the route, and won't affect your portion.

 

 

There's no guarantee that the WDL-CHI won't be affected. In theory, a very short bustitution at the beginning of a two-day trip shouldn't affect things down the line...but consider that the EB due to depart SEA yesterday eventually pulled out of Everett 4+ hours late. Was that due to the bustitution or some other factor? I don't know. But it's currently running 6 hours late and hasn't even reached Montana.

 

OTOH, the EB is capable of running 6 hours late without the assistance of a landslide....and there are times when Amtrak can get an Everett-originated train out on time. All that said, I do agree with not cancelling the trip. Just be aware that you might be running late, or in some cases be switched to a bus that they sometimes secure for pax traveling between MSP and CHI when the train is running many hours late.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Guess I will wait to the last minute, I know I don't want to be getting into Chicago latter than 8 at night, so if that is the case, I will commuter train it. Let's just all hope and pray for the day I am leaving the train might perhaps, actually, maybe, in some God be nice to be chance, might be on time. 



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:08 PM

 
Another mudslide has been reported between Kelso and Vancouver, WA.

 

 

Amtrak Service Disruption between Kelso and Vancouver, WA
Train service suspended due to landslides

https://www.amtrak.c...d=1251649704751


Edited by CHamilton, 24 March 2017 - 02:13 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

And to complete the set...

https://content.govd...lletins/18fd1d4

 
Rider Alert: Sounder north line

Sound Transit sent this bulletin at 03/24/2017 05:18 PM PDT

A mudslide has occurred on the north corridor blocking the tracks between Mukilteo and Everett.

 

 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

 

And to complete the set...

https://content.govd...lletins/18fd1d4

 

Another one of the Seattle Amtrak and Sounder-free days.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:17 AM

This much rain, of course, means an increase in the risk of landslides.
 
The Weather Service warned that heavy rainfall through Wednesday – possibly more than 1 inch – could mean already saturated soil starts to slide.

 

Rain, rain go away ... It’s a broken record


Edited by CHamilton, Yesterday, 11:43 AM.

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