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Disrupted by wildfires, Amtrak resumes Coast Starlight service between LA and Seattle

Amtrak will resume its Coast Starlight service, which runs between Los Angeles and Seattle, next week.


Service on the popular 35-hour route was disrupted for several weeks after wildfires in Northern California damaged a portion of the Union Pacific Railroad in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.


The famed route is “widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes” Amtrak public-relations manager Olivia Irvin said in a news release.


Repairs were completed two weeks ahead of schedule, Amtrak announced, and service will resume Aug. 23. The new schedule has been updated on amtrak.com.


This article originally appeared on Seattle Times

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