Amtrak Service Disruption South of Seattle

December 18, 2017

Amtrak Cascades Services impacted

Dec. 18, 2017

9:30 a.m. PT

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Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were approximately 78 passengers and five crew members on board. Initial reports are that some injuries are reported to passengers and crew, and taken to local medical facilities for treatment.

Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call (800) 523-9101.  Local emergency responders are on the scene. 

Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate. Amtrak Cascades Trains 504 and 509 are canceled. No alternate transportation will be available.

Additional updates will be provided when available.

This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

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