Amtrak launches direct Portland to Vancouver, BC service August 19

The much anticipated direct Portland to Vancouver, BC train service is finally here. Well, it’s here starting on August 19th.

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced today that the long awaited second daily Amtrak Cascades train between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. will begin service on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.
With the addition of this second train service, travelers from Oregon will now have direct round-trip service between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, B.C.

Read the rest: Second Amtrak Cascades train to Vancouver, B.C. begins service August 19.

The second Amtrak Cascades train will continue to run through at least the 2010 Winter Olympics.


  1. my friend and I want to go up to Vancouver BC for two nights from
    Portland,or. Could you give us some information. It doesn’t matter if
    it is on a weekend or in the middle. we were thinking in the middle of
    Sept. or before/ please send me all the information you might have.

  2. Ocie – Contact Amtrak – cheers!

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