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Travel Alert: Amtrak Train 501 Accident, Cascades Service from Seattle to Portland

We are shocked and saddened to learn about the tragic accident involving Amtrak’s Train 501, Cascades service from Seattle to Portland. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people involved in the crash and we will work with Amtrak to bring you the latest information on this developing story. Individuals with questions about their friends and family on train 501 should call +1 (800) 523-9101. As of December 18, 2017, Amtrak service south of Seattle is temporarily suspended. Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate. The Wanderu team is ready to help anyone affected by the subsequent closings and delays on any routes south of Seattle. We encourage all passengers traveling by train over the next several days to monitor news coverage closely. For the latest alerts from Amtrak, please visit the company’s website and follow their official Twitter account. Passengers with travel plans can visit Amtrak’s website or call +1 (800) 872-7245 to confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information. For alternative ground travel options between Seattle and Portland, please use the following resources: Seattle to Portland Bus Tickets Portland to Seattle Bus Tickets If you have any questions about the impact on regional travel during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Wanderu through Twitter (@GoWanderu), email, or chat with our live operators on We will do our best to facilitate your travel between any affected cities. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

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Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.

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