Work is underway to help stabilize slopes and stop landslides along the Pacific Northwest’s only north-south passenger rail corridor. One project site is along Point Defiance.
During long periods of heavy rain, rail line owner BNSF Railway temporarily suspends passenger rail service to ensure safety when a landslide occurs or a high-level threat of landslide exists. Alternate transportation is provided when rail service is suspended by landslides.
Between November 2012 and early January 2013, landslides cancelled a record number of daily trips. The Washington State Department… Read More