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Route Atlas Help

The interactive Route Atlas is a new way to find routes throughout the Amtrak system. You can search by station or route; or by plotting custom routes to see the various options available to travel between any two stations. Not all trains travel to or from every station each day — the Route Atlas will show you what trains operate on the current day. You cannot make reservations or purchase tickets from the Route Atlas.

Exploring the System Map

Zooming

Zoom Buttons
Zoom in (+) to show more detail in the map (more stations highlighted in a smaller visible area).
Zoom out (-) to show less detail in the map (fewer stations highlighted in a larger visible area).
Zoom Tool
Drag a box over the map to zoom in to selected area. Click once on the map with this tool to zoom in one level.
Zoom to Full Extent
Resets map to show entire map in view window.

Panning

Pan (Grabber Hand) Tool

Click and drag to move the map image around the view window.
Directional Arrows
Click directional arrows to move map image.

Navigator Tab

The 'Navigator' tab shows a thumbnail of the interactive map, the red box shows the area of the map currently viewed.

You can drag the red box to different areas on the map to pan, you can drag the red diamond in the zoom scroll bar to scale the map view or you can click on the (-) and (+) buttons to scale the map view.

Finding Amtrak Routes

Using the 'Routes Tab'

Use the 'Routes' tab to highlight Amtrak routes on the map. You can search a list of route names by letter, by state or by region.

To get additional information about each route, click on the 'i' icon next to a route name in the left panel or click on the highlighted route on the main map.





Finding Amtrak Stations

Using the 'Stations Tab'

Use the 'Stations' tab to highlight Amtrak stations on the map. You can search a list of station names by letter, by state or by region.

To get additional information about each station, click on the 'i' icon next to a station name in the left panel or click on the highlighted station name on the main map.



Using the Stations Icon in the Map



Each white square symbol on the map represents an Amtrak station.

Click on the symbol to bring up a flag containing the station's name.

Click on the flag to get more information about the station.

Creating Custom Routes

Selecting Departure and Arrival Stations

1. Use the 'Custom Routes' tab 'Station List' popup
Click on the 'Station List' link to show a popup window with a list of Amtrak stations.
2. Use the 'Custom Routes' auto-fill text entry
Click in the 'Departs' or 'Arrives' text box and begin typing a city or station name.

Station names and codes that match your entry will appear as you type.

Click the name of the station from the list to add it to the text box.

3. Use the station icons on the map
Click the green button on a station flag to select that station as the origin of a custom route.

Use the red button to select a station as the destination.

Sending a Request for Custom Route

Using the 'Go' Button
Once you have selected origin and destination stations by one of the methods above, click on the 'Go' button to send your custom route request.

Viewing the Results

The left panel will display the results of a successful custom route request.

Click the result items in the list to get more details about the selected trip and display the custom route on the map.

Clicking a second result will close the first and display the second.

Roll over the route segments on the map to highlight their route names.

Map Legend

You can view the map legend on the introductory screen for the 'Routes' tab and the 'Stations' tab.

Map Tools and Buttons

Tools

Buttons

Zoom Tool

Zoom In
Pan Tool Zoom Out
Select Tool Zoom to Full Extent