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Monday, February 9, 2009
2nd Vancouver Train Stopped at Border
Amtrak wants to start a second daily round trip on the Seattle - Vancouver, B.C. segment of its Cascades corridor in time for next year's Winter Olympics held in the Canadian. However, it is being held up by the Canadian Border Services Agency, which wants the passenger railroad to pay $1,500 [Canadian] a day for customs inspections, even though there is no fee for inspections on the existing service. The Seattle Times has more.