<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Saluki Train 391and Illini Train 392: Bus Service Provided to and from Centralia, Du Quoin and Carbondale]]> Effective April 6 - 15 and 20 - 29, 2015

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect Trains 391 and 392 on the dates indicated above.

Southbound Train 391

Train 391, which normally operates between Chicago and Carbondale, will terminate at Centralia, where passengers will be provided bus service from Centralia to Du Quoin and Carbondale.

Northbound Train 392
  • Train 392, which normally operates between Carbondale and Chicago, will originate at Centralia. Passengers will be provided bus service from Carbondale and Du Quoin to Centralia, where passengers will board Train 392 to their destination.
  • Northbound Buses Depart Earlier: The bus representing Train 392 will operate 60 minutes earlier than the normal train schedule. Contact Amtrak for the revised schedule.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. 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).

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PSN 0315-80

<![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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PSN 0215-65

<![CDATA[Lake Shore Limited Trains 448 and 449: Lounge Car Temporarily Removed between Albany and Boston]]> Effective February 16 through Mid-April 2015

Beginning February 16 through mid-April 2015, when ridership is typically lower, the Lounge Car will be removed from Trains 448 and 449 between Albany and Boston (only), while the equipment undergoes maintenance.

Trains 448 and 449 (Albany – Boston – Albany)
  • Complimentary snack items will be provided to coach passengers on Train 448 and 449 traveling between Albany and Boston.
  • Sleeping car passengers on Train 448 and 449 traveling between Albany and Boston will continue to receive individual snack boxes brought to them in their rooms.
  • The Lounge Car and Dining Car will be available on Train 448 between Chicago and Albany and Train 449 between Albany and Chicago.
  • Before the train arrives at Albany, on-board personnel will announce the last call for purchases in the Lounge Car.
Trains 48 and 49 (Chicago – New York – Chicago)

Normal Lounge Car and Dining Car service will be available on Trains 48 and 49 operating between Chicago and New York.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. 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.

PSN 0215-66