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Amtrak Planning to Add 1 Daily Round Trip Near Mount Vernon

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Amtrak says it plans to help travelers affected by the Interstate 5 bridge collapsing near Mount Vernon in the coming weeks.

Amtrak plans to add one daily round trip between Seattle and Bellingham.
    
In a statement Friday, Amtrak, the Washington Transportation Department, Sound Transit and BNSF Railway said they're working together to add the service.

The service would involve a morning departure from Seattle to Bellingham with an early evening return to help those who normally drive the route. A spokesmen said more details will be released as they become available.
    
Amtrak says its Amtrak Cascades service provides four trips each day over the Skagit River Rail Bridge, which remains fully functional.

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