New Portland-Vancouver Amtrak Service

Aug. 19 marked the debut of the new Amtrak Cascades train service


Aug. 19 marked the debut of the new Amtrak Cascades train service between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C.

Formerly, clients traveling by train from Portland to Vancouver had two choices: 1) disembark in Seattle and continue to Canada by Amtrak motorcoach or 2) overnight in Seattle and catch a Vancouver-bound train the following day. The former involved missing out on the scenery lining the train’s northern route; the latter added both significant expense and time to the journey.

Northbound Portland-to-Vancouver Cascades trains depart Portland’s Union Station daily at 2:50 p.m., arriving in Vancouver at approximately 10:45 p.m. Southbound trains depart Vancouver at 6:40 a.m., arriving in Portland at 2:45 p.m.

The scenic Amtrak Cascades route links several major Pacific Northwest cities, including Eugene and Portland, Ore.; Tacoma and Seattle, Wash.; and Vancouver, B.C.

www.amtrakcascades.com

 

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