Everett-to-Seattle commuter rail service to resume Thursday

Sound Transit’s Sounder service from Everett to Seattle will resume service Thursday morning after mudslides closed the tracks last month. Riders should expect some delays as track crews complete clean-up work along the rail line. North Line Sounder service will operate as scheduled, with the first train leaving Everett Station at 5:45 a.m., Sound Transit…

Sounder commuter train service canceled through Wednesday

Sounder Everett-Seattle commuter train service has been canceled through Wednesday, Jan. 2, due to slope instability on the north corridor. Burlington Northern will continually evaluate slope conditions to determine whether passenger rail service can resume on Thursday, Sound Transit said. Wednesday Edmonds-Seattle morning bus service: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at Edmonds Station…

City to host public meeting Jan. 9 on Five Corners roundabout project

The City of Edmonds is hosting a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9  regarding the Five Corners Roundabout Project. The meeting will be in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library at 650 Main St. The city has completed the environmental documents and 90-percent design plans for the roundabout, which is aimed at…

No Sounder train service to Seahawks game Sunday

If you were planning to hop on the Sounder commuter train in Edmonds for this Sunday’s Seahawks vs. Rams game, reconsider your options. Sound Transit has cancelled Sounder service between Everett and Seattle through Sunday, Dec. 30 due to slope instability on the north corridor. Burlington Northern will evaluate slope conditions through the weekend to…

Sounder commuter rail service canceled through Thursday afternoon

Edmonds-Seattle Sounder commuter rail service has been canceled through Thursday afternoon, Dec. 27, due to slope instability on the north corridor. Sounder North service for the rest of the week “will be decided as more definitive information becomes available,” Sound Transit said in a news release Wednesday. Edmonds-Seattle morning bus service: Board regularly scheduled Community…

Sounder commuter rail service canceled for Wednesday morning

Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle has been canceled through Wednesday morning due to slope instability on the north corridor. Sounder North service for Wednesday afternoon and the rest of the week will be decided Wednesday morning as more definitive information becomes available. Wednesday, Dec. 26, Edmonds-Seattle morning bus service: Board regularly scheduled…

Community Transit, Sound Transit bus schedule for the holidays

Community Transit buses will not operate on Christmas and New Year’s Day; customer service will also be closed both days. The agency will provide regular local bus service and reduced commuter bus service on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with revised customer service hours those days. On Dec. 24 and 31, Community Transit…

New mudslide cancels Sounder commuter train service through Friday evening

Updated with latest closure information due to a new slide All Sounder Northline service between Seattle and Everett is canceled through the evening commute Friday, Dec. 21 due to a new mudslide that occurred  Thursday morning. Seattle-Edmonds evening bus service, Thursday ad Friday: Board regularly scheduled Community Transit Route 416 at the temporary stop on…

Seattle-Edmonds Sounder service cancelled again

All Sounder Northline service between Seattle and Everett is canceled for the Tuesday, Dec. 18 evening commute and the Wednesday, Dec. 19 morning commute, due to a mudslide that occurred on Monday afternoon. If there are no additional mudslides, train service will resume for the Wednesday evening commute, Sound Transit said. Seattle-Edmonds evening bus service…

Monday’s Seattle-to-Edmonds Sounder train service canceled due to mudslide

Updated at 2:57 p.m. Monday with special bus options for evening commute. Northline Sounder service between Seatle and Everett is canceled for the evening commute on Monday, Dec. 17, due to a mudslide that occurred between Everett and Mukilteo, Sound Transit said. Bus service options for Edmonds commuters On Monday evening, between Seattle and Edmonds:…

Edmonds-Seattle Sounder commuter train service canceled Monday due to mudslides

Sound Transit announced that the Northline Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle is canceled for the morning and evening commute on Monday, Dec. 3 because of mudslides on the tracks. If there are no further mudslides, the agency expects to resume normal service on Tuesday morning. Edmonds-Seattle back-up bus service For Monday morning:…

More parking for Sounder commuters in Edmonds starting Monday

Sound Transit has signed a lease agreement with Salish Crossing, LLC, to provide 53 temporary parking spaces next to the Edmonds Sounder Station starting Monday morning, Dec. 3. The additional parking at 190 Sunset Ave.  S. will supplement 156 spaces already provided at the station while Salish Crossing builds a 103-space surface lot under a…

Thanks to another mudslide, Sound Transit cancels commuter train service for Friday

Northline Sounder commuter train service between Everett and Seattle is canceled for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, due to a mudslide Wednesday morning. “We anticipate to resume regular Northline Sounder service on Monday, 11/26,” Sound Transit said. “However, due to the weekend forecast of additional rainfall please check the website for updates prior to you…

Mudslides cancel Sounder Monday evening commuter train service

Updated with Tuesday morning bus service times Northline Sounder service between Seattle and Everett is canceled for the evening commute on Monday, Nov. 19 because of mudslides. Sounder northline trains will not be available until the Wednesday, Nov. 21 evening commute due to the 48 hour moratorium for passenger train service. Here’s the evening back-up…

Sound Transit Board approves lease agreement to add parking next to Edmonds Station

The Sound Transit Board of Directors Thursday approved a five-year lease agreement with Salish Crossing, LLC, to provide a 103-space parking lot next to the Edmonds Sounder Station. The new lot at 190 Sunset Ave. S. will open May 1. Sound Transit is also finalizing a short-term lease with Salish Crossing to provide 53 temporary…

Opinion: Edmonds, Mukilteo, Everett mayors support Sounder North commuter rail service

Sounder service has made headlines following a report by the Sound Transit Citizens Oversight Panel (COP) that expresses concerns about lower-than-expected Sounder North ridership. We share the desire to see Sounder better utilized. Our service along the shore of Puget Sound offers the nation’s most beautiful commute. More people need to climb aboard. Sound Transit’s…

Sounder Train collides with semi truck at Edmonds Main Street Crossing Tuesday

Story and photos by Larry Vogel At 6:56 a.m. Tuesday morning, a southbound Sounder commuter train collided with a semi truck in downtown Edmonds. According to unconfirmed reports, the driver of the truck misread information from his GPS and mistook the ferry holding lanes for a bridge to Poulsbo. While he was stopped on the…

Sounder train hits truck at Edmonds train crossing

We’ve learned about an accident along the train tracks at the Edmonds ferry terminal, where a Sounder commuter train hit a semi-truck that was parked on the tracks. We have a photographer headed to the scene.

Sound Transit asks for public comment on proposed 2013 service changes

Sound Transit has released a draft 2013 service changes for its ST Express system of regional buses by reducing service on low-performing routes while adding service to corridors — including Everett to Seattle — where double-digit ridership growth  has caused overcrowding on some buses The revisions could be included as part of regularly scheduled service…

Sound Transit Citizens Panel says Sounder North train ‘substantially underutilized’

For anyone who commutes from Edmonds into Seattle on the Sounder train, here’s a link to a  new report from a citizen’s oversight panel that delivers a “devastating evaluation” of commuter (heavy) rail service in north Seattle, according to the Transportation Issues Daily blog. “Known as ‘Sounder North,’ the service operated by Sound Transit since…

Parking relief on the horizon for Edmonds Sounder commuters

Story and photo by Larry Vogel While there’s no official announcement yet, it appears that Edmonds Sounder train commuters are in for some much-needed expansion of full-day parking stalls adjacent to the Edmonds rail station. “We’re actively working on some very attractive options,” said Stephen Clifton, Director of Economic Development for the City of Edmonds….

Drivers delayed Wednesday night due to disabled train along Edmonds waterfront

Drivers trying to get to and from the Edmonds waterfront — including those scheduled to board the Edmonds-Kingston ferry — were delayed about 45 minutes Wednesday night when a disabled train blocked both Dayton Street and Main Street access roads. The incident occurred less than two weeks after Mayor Dave Earling and other officials hosted…

WSDOT crews to repave portions of SR 104 near Lake Forest Park

Starting Monday, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will begin repaving sections of State Route 104  in Lake Forest Park. To complete this work, workers will alternate traffic on SR 104/Ballinger Way Northeast between 19th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 178th Street daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 18. Crews will…

Sound Transit begins field observation and testing for northend Link Extension project

Over the next several months, Sound Transit says that residents may notice project staff conducting field observation and testing in neighborhoods along the Interstate 5 corridor between Northgate and Lynnwood for the Lynnwood Link Extension project. Field activities during this period include traffic observation and counts, natural resource and land use study, and area photography….