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Amtrak Cascades trains are designed for high-speed rail service. Amtrak Cascades trains feature a special technology that uses gravity to tilt through curves while speed is maintained. This technology shortens travel time between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, by 25 minutes.
How to Ride
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CHART YOUR TRIP
Rail schedules show you where Amtrak Cascades can take you.
All the facts—from riding with strollers to bringing your bike.
Watch a special safety message from the Seattle Seahawks and take the railroad safety quiz.
General Rail Safety Principles
Rail is a safe and efficient way to move both people and goods. Moving goods via freight trains reduces the number of large trucks on our congested highways. Riding a train is more than 23 times safer than traveling by car.
Rail has a solid safety track record. Rail safety is a priority for Washington state, railroads, Amtrak, local communities and non-profit organizations. These and other groups continue to invest in rail improvements to enhance safety. Read More...