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Amtrak may launch second train from WA to Canada

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Officials with the Washington state Department of Transportation say they hope to launch a second train this month from Lacey to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Andrew Wood, the agency's deputy state rail and marine director, says the train would originate in Portland, depart Lacey at 4:38 p.m. daily, stop in Tacoma and Seattle and arrive in Vancouver, B.C. about 10:45 p.m.

Wood says the additional train will serve the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But he says it's also part of a long-term DOT goal to expand service to Canada by up to four trains by 2025.

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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