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Extra Vancouver-Seattle Amtrak train to start run next month

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Finally the Border services Agency has backed down! The Vancouver Sun is now reporting that the second train will start running in August though they also say they cannot confirm the schedule. The idea is to have a train times to be convenient for Canadians – that is leaving here in the morning and the returning here in the evening. The present train arrives here late in the morning and then leaves for Seattle in the afternoon, though there are bus services at other times of day.

The border services agency had been insisting that Amtrak cover the costs of border service agents required to check passengers.

But the agency has agreed to waive those fees, said Chris McCluskey, spokesman for the public safety minister, who oversees the border services agency.

The service would be a test to evaluate if the level of traffic would be high enough to justify the customs services required, the public safety minister said in a release.

So the important thing is now that there will finally be some semblance of a real service we start to use it.

Amtrak Cascades Mud Bay Surrey BC 08-04-2005 10-28AM

Written by Stephen Rees

July 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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