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Light-rail train hits pedestrian in Rainier Valley

A Sound Transit train struck a pedestrian on the 1 Line tracks in Rainier Valley early Sunday, causing serious injuries. In the 1 Line’s history, 30 pedestrians have been struck while crossing or walking in the rails between 2009 and mid-2022, among 168 total crashes...

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Sounder trains’ future in limbo as riders are slow to return

Sounder trains’ future in limbo as riders are slow to return

By David Kroman Seattle Times staff reporter In April 2020, two months after the first reported case of the coronavirus in the U.S., the future of the Sounder commuter rail line looked bright. Ridership between Seattle and the South Sound would continue to grow in the...

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Amtrak Cascades will have a new Northwest look in 2026

Amtrak Cascades will have a new Northwest look in 2026

Dec. 15, 2022 at 3:40 pm Updated Dec. 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm In 2026, a new fleet of Northwest-themed trains will hit the tracks and transport passengers between Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., and Portland along the Amtrak Cascades line.       Read the article...

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Sound Transit train derails, causing disruption in Tacoma

Sound Transit train derails, causing disruption in Tacoma

  A Sound Transit train derailed early Wednesday in Tacoma, the agency confirmed. No injuries were reported. The T Line train derailed at the intersection of South Seventh and Commerce streets in Tacoma. Its speed has yet to be determined, Sound Transit...

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Sound Transit goes all-in on a gentler kind of fare enforcement

Sound Transit goes all-in on a gentler kind of fare enforcement

Sep. 2, 2022 at 6:00 am Updated Sep. 2, 2022 at 6:55 pm After two years of not enforcing payment, Sound Transit will bring back spot checks of passengers by deploying “fare ambassadors” who educate nonpaying riders and issue lighter penalties — a new strategy leaders...

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