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Amtrak Cascades expands Seattle/Portland service to help travelers during Thanksgiving weekend

SEATTLE – On two of the busiest travel days of the year, the Washington State Department of Transportation will offer two additional Amtrak Cascades train trips between Seattle and Portland, Ore., for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Amtrak Cascades will add two trips each day to its regular scheduleWednesday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 30:

  • Train 511 departs Seattle at 12:30 p.m. and arrives in Portland at 4:45 p.m.
  • Train 514 departs Portland at 5:45 p.m. and arrives in Seattle at 10 p.m.

"We are delighted to help friends and family get together to celebrate, and we know rail is one of the safest and most fun ways to travel,” said Ron Pate, WSDOT rail corridor director. “Passenger trains are one way we meet our goal of providing multimodal service to our communities."

In addition to the stops in Seattle and Portland, each train will stop for two minutes in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia/Lacey, Centralia, Kelso/Longview, and Vancouver, Wash.

Amtrak Cascades operates four daily round trips between Portland and Seattle; two daily round trips between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia; and two daily round trips between Portland and Eugene, Ore.