Amtrak Cascades http://kplu.org en Mudslides continue to plague rail traffic north of Seattle http://kplu.org/post/mudslides-continue-plague-rail-traffic-north-seattle <p>Mudslides continue to shut down train tracks, and halt passenger rail traffic north of Seattle.</p><p>Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says tracks between Seattle and Everett have been shut down for passenger trains 95 percent of the time since Thanksgiving.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:11:39 +0000 The Associated Press & Bellamy Pailthorp 7521 at http://kplu.org Mudslides continue to plague rail traffic north of Seattle Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? http://kplu.org/post/second-la-nina-row-brings-rain-does-mean-floods <p>Climate experts have predicted a colder and wetter than normal winter on the way for Washington, thanks to a second year in a row of La Nina&rsquo;s effects.&nbsp;</p><p>While some people in the area will be happy about a surge in showers, a lot more are probably disappointed or worried.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:30:36 +0000 Charla Bear 3015 at http://kplu.org Second La Nina in a row brings rain but does that mean floods? Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track http://kplu.org/post/late-train-seattle-vancouver-bc-stay-track <p>The late train from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, will no longer be coming to a stop.</p><p>The nightly service was scheduled to end on October 31, when Canadian officials said they expected Amtrak to start paying for the extra border staff it requires. The <a href="http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/amtrak-cascades-service-stays-intact-3415.html">Canada Border Services Agency wanted $1500 a day to compensate</a> for keeping patrol agents around later into the evening, according to Railway Age Magazine:</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:54:35 +0000 Charla Bear 2354 at http://kplu.org Late train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., to stay on track Washington hopes to benefit from rejected Florida rail funds http://kplu.org/post/washington-hopes-benefit-rejected-florida-rail-funds <p>Today is the deadline for Washington and other states to apply for a share of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/us/17rail.html">more than $2 billion in federal high-speed rail money that Florida rejected</a>. State officials hope to use some of that money to tackle landslides that have made rail travel this winter unreliable.</p><p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:56:29 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1128 at http://kplu.org Washington hopes to benefit from rejected Florida rail funds Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-5 <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Investigation Begins into Port Orchard Shootings</strong></li><li><strong>King County's 'Brightwater' Grinds Toward Completion</strong></li><li><strong>All Aboard: Amtrak Ridership Gains in Northwest</strong> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:58:05 +0000 KPLU News Staff 623 at http://kplu.org Monday morning's headlines