Amtrak is expecting to restore service today in Washington State that was disrupted by landslides.
Affected with the Cascades trains, the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight.
The Cascades were canceled between Seattle and Portland, but operated north of Everett, Washington, and south of Portland.
Amtrak was providing alternative transportation between Seattle and Everett, but not between Seattle and Portland.
In a related development, BNSF has reopened its Hi Line used by the Empire Builder through Glacier National Park in Montana. That route was closed by avalanches twice this past week.
The line was initially closed on Sunday at Marias Pass, but reopened on Tuesday. Two days later the route was closed again due to avalanches blocking the tracks near Essex, Montana.
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