<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northeast ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Northeast Regional Trains 66, 67 and 94: Bus Service Provided between Richmond and Newport News, VA]]> Effective Monday through Friday, July 28 - August 1, 2014

Track work being performed by CSX Railroad between Newport News and Richmond will affect Trains 66, 67 and 94 on July 28 through August 1, 2014, as described below:

Train 66: Bus Service between Newport News and Richmond-Staples Mill

Train 66, which normally originates at Newport News, will instead originate at Richmond-Staples Mill Road. Bus service will be provided from Newport News and Richmond, where passengers will board the train. The buses will depart 50 minutes earlier than Train 66's schedule. Bus departure times are as follows:

  • Newport News - 4:30 pm
  • Williamsburg - 4:52 pm
  • Richmond-Main Street - 5:40 pm
Train 67: Bus Service between Richmond-Staples Mill and Newport News

Train 67, which normally operates to Newport News, will terminate at Richmond-Staples Road, where bus service will be provided between Richmond and Newport News. The bus will operate according to the same schedule as Train 67.

Train 94: Canceled between Newport News and Richmond-Staples Mill

Train 94, which normally originates in Newport News, will instead originate at Richmond-Staples Mill Road. Passengers may make reservations aboard Train 84, which will make special stops on these dates departing Newport News, Williamsburg and Richmond-Main Street. Train 84 will operate to New York. Passengers traveling beyond New York must transfer to the next available train in New York. Train 84 departure times between Newport News and Richmond are as follows:

  • Departs - Newport News at 6:00 am
  • Departs - Williamsburg at 6:26 am
  • Departs - Richmond-Main Street at 7:17 am
  • Arrives - Richmond-Staples Mill Road at 8:00 am

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage. The most up-to-date schedules are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Student Discount Changes from 15 Percent to 10 Percent]]> Effective April 2, 2014

Changes will be made to the Student Advantage (SA) and International Student Identity Card (ISIC) discount membership programs. The rail fare discount for SA and ISIC cardholders will change from 15 percent to 10 percent. This change matches the membership discount for American Automobile Association (AAA) and National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), which is already 10 percent.

The requirement to book at least three days before travel remains in effect. Reservations made April 1, 2014, or earlier will be priced at the 15 percent discount level. However, if the passenger makes changes to such reservations on April 2 or after, the reservation will then be priced at the 10 percent discount level. The student discount for Amtrak Express Shipments will also change from 15 percent to 10 percent.

Effective July 7, 2014, the SA and ISIC discounts may only be booked online at Amtrak.com and through mobile apps. At that time, the SA and ISIC discounts will no longer be available to book by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or at an Amtrak ticket office.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage. For more information on passenger discounts, visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Transfers in Boston to Downeaster and Other Amtrak Trains]]> Amtrak Downeaster trains arrive and depart at Boston North Station, located at 126 Legends Way (at Causeway Street). All other Boston-area Amtrak trains arrive at and depart from Boston South Station (at the corner of Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue) and Boston Back Bay Station (at 145 Dartmouth Street).

Passengers connecting between Downeaster trains and train service from Boston South Station or Boston Back Bay Station must make their own travel arrangements between the stations. Connections are not guaranteed1

Transferring by Taxi

Passengers using Boston South Station will be best served by taxi service when transferring between stations. Boston South Station offers a greater variety of services and amenities than Boston Back Bay Station, including ticketing, baggage and accessibility assistance, as well as checked baggage service for select Amtrak trains.

Transferring by Subway

Passengers using Back Bay Station will find Boston's subway service very convenient when transferring between stations. The MBTA Orange Line serves Back Bay Station and North Station directly. The ride normally takes less than 15 minutes, however, passengers should allow 45 minutes travel time when connecting between Orange Line Stations on the MBTA. Boston’s Orange Line is completely accessible at all stations. Passengers with mobility-impairments may find this alternative suitable to their needs.

This information may change without notice. Please contact 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.

1In the event of a missed connection, passengers will be reaccommodated on the next available train. If there are no more departures available on the same day on which to be reaccomodated, passengers will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own overnight lodging.

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