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Amtrak adds 2 additional Portland-Seattle round-trips

By , Columbian staff writer

Beginning on Dec. 11, Amtrak is adding two additional round-trips between Portland and Seattle, bringing the number of daily train trips between the two cities to 14.

The new schedule will see trains departing Seattle at 5:52 a.m. and Portland at 6:45 a.m. The latest trains between the two cities will leave at 7:25 p.m. from Portland and 7:50 p.m. from Seattle.

“This significantly increases capacity for riders traveling between the two busiest stops on the Amtrak Cascades Route every morning and evening,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said in a press release. “These cities along the I-5 corridor are interconnected, and growing fast.”

Additional schedule changes will also take effect on Dec. 11. The northbound morning train from Eugene will leave later in the morning and allow for continuous travel on the same train to Seattle. Later morning departures also will occur on trains leaving in both directions between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. Afternoon trains will depart earlier from Canada to Seattle and from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver.

Tickets for the newly added trains will be available today.