Amtrak train stranded in Oregon: Live updates – CNN

The Amtrak train that was stranded in Oregon from Sunday to Tuesday is part of the Coastal Starlight route that runs from Seattle all the way to Los Angeles.

The route, which takes passengers through Portland, Sacramento and Oakland, stretches for 1,377 miles and takes about 35 hours from end to end during normal conditions, Amtrak says.

On its website, Amtrak promotes the route not for its practicality but for its beautiful views:

“The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey.”

In 2017, about 439,000 passengers took a trip along the route, traveling for an average of 465 miles. The Portland-Seattle route was the most traveled, followed by the Los Angeles-Oakland trek.


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