January 17, 2021

Amtrak Testing Trains at Point Defiance Bypass for First Time Since Deadly 2017 Derailment (KIRO, Seattle)

January 14, 2021

Amtrak to Begin Testing Trains on Point Defiance Bypass (

December 2, 2020

Amtrak Cascades Sets Timeline for Point Defiance Bypass Restart and New Trains (The Urbanist)

November 1, 2020

Northwest Rail News/Washington Rail News

Northwest Rail News is the All Aboard Washington (AAWA) and Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA) joint newsletter, published quarterly starting in 2020. Washington Rail News was published quarterly by AAWA through 2019.

July 14, 2020

Update on Amtrak Cascades (WSDOT Blog)

June 24, 2020

Study on Pacific Northwest East-West Train Service (NW News Network)

November 11, 2019

Empire Builder Tops Long-Distance Ridership Again in 2019

Amtrak has published its ridership (by route) for fiscal year 2019.

November 7, 2019

Years After Rail Saga, Wisconsin's Talgo Trains Sit Idle

There is a chance these two trains could be sent to run on the Amtrak Cascades line through Washington and Oregon.