WSDOT and Amtrak News Release: Amtrak, WSDOT and BNSF Plan Additional Train Service to Help after I-5 Bridge Collapse - Sound Transit will provide rail cars between Seattle and Bellingham
To assist travelers affected by yesterday's I-5 highway bridge collapse in Skagit County, Amtrak Cascades will add one round trip route between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., in the coming weeks.
Amtrak, the Washington State Department of Transportation, BNSF Railway and Sound Transit are working together to add this service, a morning departure from Seattle to Bellingham with an early evening return, to help those who normally drive this route. More details will be released as they become available.
Amtrak Cascades provides four trips each day over the Skagit River Rail Bridge, which is fully functional. Amtrak Cascades Thruway buses add ten more trips through the area. For schedules, reservations and tickets, visit http://www.amtrakcascades.com/ or call 800-USA-RAIL.