– Vancouver-Portland train begins service

Vancouver Sun

By Jeff Lee

VANCOUVER — Amtrak has begun a second daily round-trip train from Vancouver to Portland after the federal government agreed to temporarily waive border inspection fees.

The new service began on Wednesday and will continue until at least the close of the 2010 Winter Olympics. It had originally been scheduled to start last year but Amtrak held off after the Canada Border Services Agency indicated it wanted to charge a $1,500 daily inspection fee.

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As reported in the The Oregonian, May 29.09


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