<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - South ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Piedmont Trains 74 and 75: Service Canceled]]> Effective Monday, June 15, 2015 Only

Due to track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway as part of the Piedmont Track Improvement Project, Train 74 and 75 will be canceled on June 15, 2015.

Passengers traveling between Charlotte and Raleigh can make reservations aboard Piedmont Trains 73 and 76 or Carolinian Trains 79 and 80.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0515-131

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<![CDATA[Sunset Limited Train 2 and Texas Eagle Train 422 Operates Earlier from Los Angeles to San Antonio]]> Effective with Trains Departing Los Angeles
May 27 and 29, 2015 and June 7, 10, 12, 14, 24 and 26, 2015

On the dates shown above, eastbound Train 2/422 will depart Los Angeles at 8 pm, two hours earlier than the normal schedule, and operate two hours earlier at all stations through its arrival in San Antonio at 2:50 am. The train will depart San Antonio at 6:25 am, the normal scheduled time.

This temporary schedule change is due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad.

Eastbound Train 2/422 Connections

Due to the earlier departure of Train 2/422, Coast Starlight Train 11 and Pacific Surfliner Trains 790 and 1790 will not make connections with the Train 2/422. Passengers can contact Amtrak for connection options.

For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0515-120

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<![CDATA[Piedmont and Carolinian Trains 74, 75, 79 and 80: Track Work Affects Trains between Raleigh and Charlotte]]> Effective Monday, June 8, 2015 Only

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Trains 74, 75, 79 and 80 between Raleigh and Charlotte on June 8, 2015.

  • Trains 74 and 75 will be canceled.
  • Train 79 will operate between New York, Raleigh and intermediate stations. Service will not be provided between Raleigh and Charlotte.
  • Train 80 will originate in Raleigh and operate to New York and intermediate stations. Service will not be provided between Charlotte and Raleigh.
  • Passengers traveling between Charlotte and Raleigh can make reservations aboard Trains 73 and 76.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0515-119

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<![CDATA[Piedmont Trains 73, 74, 75 and 76: Track Work Affects Service between Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte ]]> Effective Monday, June 1, 2015 Only

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Piedmont service on Monday, June 1, 2015, as described below:

Southbound Trains 73 and 75

Trains 73 and 75, which normally operate between Raleigh and Charlotte, will terminate at Salisbury, where passengers will be provided bus service to Kannapolis and Charlotte.

Northbound Trains 74 and 76

Trains 74 and 76, which normally originate in Charlotte, will originate in Salisbury. Passengers boarding at Charlotte and Kannapolis will be provided bus service to Salisbury where they can transfer to Trains 74 or 76.

Northbound Buses Depart Earlier

The buses for Trains 74 and 76 will depart 15 minutes earlier than the normal schedule. The bus representing Train 74 will depart Charlotte at 11:45 am and Kannapolis at 12:10 pm. The bus representing Train 76 will depart Charlotte at 5:00 pm and Kannapolis at 5:25 pm.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0515-118

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<![CDATA[Silver Star Trains 91 & 92 Sleeping Car Fare and Food Service Test]]> Effective July 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Amtrak will test a new service aboard the Silver Star from July 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016, that will allow passengers to pay less to upgrade from coach class to our popular sleeping car accommodations. All meal service for sleeping car and coach passengers will be provided in the Café/Lounge car, where passengers can purchase a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and other items. The Café/Lounge menu is shown at right and is also available on Amtrak.com. During the test period, traditional dining car service will not be provided.

Amtrak will examine customer reaction and market demand for this experimental service.

Lower Cost Sleeping Car Accommodations

This test will allow passengers to pay less to upgrade from coach class to our popular sleeping car accommodations. Traditionally, Amtrak has bundled the cost of Dining car meals into the charge for the sleeping car accommodations. Under this experiment, these costs will be “un-bundled” to allow passengers to travel the New York-Orlando-Tampa/Miami route in a sleeping car at a lower cost.

Passengers will continue to have the option of choosing traditional dining car service aboard the Silver Meteor (Trains 97 & 98), which operates along much of the Silver Star route. Dining car meals aboard the Silver Meteor are included in the sleeping car upgrade charge.

Sleeping Car Amenities

Passengers with sleeping car accommodations will continue to have complimentary coffee, chilled water and juices, along with meals delivered to their rooms, upon request, turn-down service for their bedrooms and roomettes, private restrooms and access to shower facilities. At stations with ClubAcela, Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge or similar services, sleeping car passengers will also continue to have same-day lounge access and pre-boarding privileges.

Amtrak is launching this initiative to evaluate the operational cost savings and customer satisfaction of operating an overnight train at a lower fare and without a dining car. Amtrak will continue to explore ways to provide food and beverage service at lower cost.

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 0415-97

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