EVERETT – BNSF Railway says passenger and commuter rail service is being suspended for two days after a mudslide hit the main tracks just south of the Everett depot.
Spokesman Gus Melonas says that by Thursday afternoon crews had cleared the tracks of trees, mud and rocks, and freight service resumed. The slide measured 3 feet deep and 25 feet long.
Engineers were examining the track to ensure slope and roadbed stability. Passenger service was not expected to resume before midday Saturday.
Sound Transit announced that Sounder commuter train riders to Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett would need to take special buses for Thursday night’s and today’s Seattle commutes.