Amtrak resuming 2nd daily round-trip between Vancouver, Seattle in March

The northbound Amtrak Cascades train rolls across the Interstate 5 overpass in DuPont, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Tony Overman / The News Tribune via AP

Rail passengers between Vancouver and Seattle, Wash., will be able to take advantage of a second daily round-trip on the Amtrak Cascades train.

Amtrak suspended the route for more than two years at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and resumed limited service with a single daily trip in September.

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On Friday, it confirmed that it would add a second daily trip — restoring pre-pandemic service levels — starting March 7.

The current single daily trip departs Seattle at 7:45 a.m. and leaves Vancouver at 5:45 p.m.

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Over the course of its approximately four-hour journey, the train also stops at Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Everett and Edmonds.

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Under the United States’ current COVID-19 restrictions, travellers heading south of the border will still need to be fully immunized with a U.S. FDA or WHO-approved vaccine.

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