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Amtrak Adds Additional Trains in Pacific Northwest between Seattle, Portland, and Eugene

Amtrak is restoring additional trains in the Pacific Northwest between Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, Oregon. Services along the Amtrak Cascades route were reduced in early 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

Today’s schedule change restores three round-trips between Seattle and Portland, and two round-trips between Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Services between Seattle and Vancouver, BC are suspended pending the reopening of the U.S./Canada border. Amtrak currently provides connecting motorcoach service between Seattle and Bellingham, Washington.

In addition to the restored Amtrak Cascades schedules, the Coast Starlight between Seattle, Eugene, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and the Empire Builder between Seattle/Portland, St. Paul-Minneapolis, and Chicago returned to daily service starting today, May 24, as well.

In the near future, the Amtrak Cascades route is expected to see faster schedules between Portland and Seattle with the introduction of a newer inland route south of Tacoma, Washington. Amtrak Cascades operation is a partnership between Amtrak and the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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