After 38 Years, New Rail Station Brings Intercity Passenger Rail Back to Stanwood

Beginning November 21, Amtrak Cascades train service will make daily stops at the new Stanwood/Camano Island station in Stanwood, Wash., bringing intercity passenger rail service to the community for the first since 1971, when the Great Northern Railroad last operated passenger rail service to the city.

The new station is located on the corner of 271st Street NW and the BNSF main line tracks in downtown Stanwood. The station will give the community access to Amtrak Cascades intercity passenger rail service, providing travel options to Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

The Amtrak Cascades service is operated by Amtrak in partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The $5 million station project, funded by the state of Washington, is expected to boost the Stanwood-area tourism industry and spur local economic development near the station.