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Amtrak - Blaine, WA (Customs Stop)



BLAINE
WASHINGTON
(U.S. Customs Stop)

Note: Pacific International was discontinued in September 1981


Station Data:

Address

Foot of F Street
Blaine, WA 98230

Map

Location

49.00 N, 122.75 W

Elevation

8 m / 25 ft

Population

4,684 (Census 2010)

Building

Great Northern Depot

Condition

Station building still exists

 

Amtrak Train Information:

Train Name Route

PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL

[ Seattle, WA - Bellingham, WA - Vancouver, BC ]
Pacific International was discontinued in September 1981



Amtrak Blaine, WA Customs Stop was located 22 miles north of Bellingham, WA, just south of the U.S.-Canada border.  White Rock, BC (Canada Customs Stop) located just north of the U.S.-Canada border was also used until 1975.  When "Pacific International" was discontinued in September 1981, the Blaine Customs Stop was also eliminated. 

Amtrak Mount Baker International service to Vancouver, BC started in May 1995, but Blaine Custom Stop has never been shown on Amtrak timetables.  The former Great Northern Blaine station building still exists.

The last Amtrak timetable showing Blaine Customs Stop (issued on April 26, 1981)

(Source: timetables.org 1981 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

Great Northern "International" at Blaine, WA (September 1965)

Freight Train passing Blaine Depot (October 1991)

Amtrak Cascades stopped at Blaine, WA for U.S. Customs (August 2010)




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