<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - California ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[San Joaquin Trains 703 and 718: Track Work Affects Service between Merced, Madera and Fresno]]> Effective Sundays through Thursdays Only, March  15 - 19, 2015 and March 22 - 26, 2015

Track work being performed by BNSF Railway, will affect San Joaquin service, on the dates shown below:

Southbound Train 718

Train 718, which normally operates between Oakland and Bakersfield, will operate from Oakland to Merced, where passengers will detrain and board a bus from Merced to Fresno. At Fresno, passengers will transfer to a different train that will operate according to Train 718's normal route to Bakersfield.

Train 718 will depart Fresno 20 minutes later than the published schedule, and operate 20 minutes later at all remaining stations on the route, arriving Bakersfield at 12:16 am the next morning. The connecting bus to Los Angeles will depart at 12:19 am.

Northbound Train 703

Train 703, which normally operates between Bakersfield and Sacramento, will operate from Bakersfield to Fresno, where passengers will detrain and board a bus from Fresno to Merced. At Merced, passengers will transfer to a different train that will operate according to Train 703's normal route to Sacramento.

Train 703 will depart Merced at 9:44 pm, 29 minutes later than the published schedule, and operate 29 minutes later at all remaining stations on the route. Additionally, San Francisco Bus 3403 will wait for Train 703 at Stockton.

Madera Service Temporarily Canceled

Trains 703 and 718 will not stop at Madera on the track work dates. Passengers may make reservations aboard other San Joaquin trains serving Madera.

San Joaquin Service: Possible Delays

All San Joaquin trains may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes on track work dates.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Reservation and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Amtrak Moves from the Ferry Building to Transbay Temporary Terminal]]> Effective March 1, 2015
Service Ends February 28, 2015, at the Ferry Building

Amtrak will move its ticket office from the Ferry Building location at the close of business on Saturday, February 28, 2015, and begin serving Transbay Temporary Terminal on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The Transbay Temporary Terminal is located at Folsom and Beale approximately a half mile south of the Ferry building. The entrance to the facility is on Folsom Street between Main and Beale Streets.

  • Transbay Temporary Terminal
    200 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

The Transbay Temporary Terminal serves passengers connecting to and from San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, California Zephyr and Coast buses from Southern California. Transbay Temporary Terminal will be staffed by Amtrak personnel and offer all services that were available at the Ferry Building, including checked baggage, ticketing, and passenger services. The hours of operation will also remain the same.

All tickets issued prior to March 1, 2015, will list the Ferry Building. However, passengers traveling on or after March 1, 2015, with tickets for the Ferry Building will use the Transbay Temporary Terminal.

Security Check

Upon entering the facility, passengers must show your Amtrak ticket or photo I.D. to the Greyhound Security Staff. Greyhound security will also inspect bags and wand passengers for metal contraband who enter the building. Please allow additional time arriving for this process. Thruway buses will board at Bus Bays #7 and #8.

Ferry Building Option

The Thruway bus stop at the Hyatt Hotel (5 Embarcadero Center) is conveniently located 2 blocks west of the Ferry Building station. All trains will have a Thruway bus connection at the Hyatt effective March 1, 2015.

New Thruway Schedules Coming Soon

All other San Francisco bus stops will remain at their present location, however, there may be some altering of bus departure and arrival times due to the bus route changes. A new schedule will be released prior to the March 1, 2015, effective date.

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