BNSF to allow more passenger trains between Seattle, Bellingham

BNSF Railway has announced it will temporarily accommodate additional Amtrak service between Seattle and Bellingham, in an effort to assist travelers following the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge in Skagit County.

The railroad company says it has notified Amtrak and the Washington State Department of Transportation that additional passenger train service can be added on a temporary basis. Specific details, including a service schedule, have yet to be determined.

“The bridge collapse has created a highly difficult and unusual situation for those having to travel the I-5 corridor and calls for extraordinary measures to temporarily add additional service,” said Mark Schulze, a BNSF official, in a press release. “We will do our best to accommodate the additional traffic, and we’re glad to do it.”

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