<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - West ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Pacific Surfliner: Track Work Affects Service between San Diego and Los Angeles]]> Effective October 26, 2014 Only

On Sunday, October 26, track work being performed by North County Transit District will affect Pacific Surfliner service, as described below:

Train Cancellations

Trains 562, 565 and 579 will be cancelled. Passengers traveling between San Diego and Los Angeles can make reservations aboard other Pacific Surfliner trains/and alternate bus service.

Southbound Service Changes

Trains 564, 566, 768, 572, 774, 580, 582, 784, 1790 and 796 will terminate at Oceanside. Buses service will be provided from Oceanside to Solano Beach and from Oceanside to Old Town and San Diego. Service will not be provided at intermediate stations.

Northbound Service Changes

Trains 763, 567, 769, 573, 777, 583, 785, 591 and 595, which normally originate in San Diego and operate to Los Angeles and stations north, will instead originate at Oceanside. Bus service will be provided from San Diego to Solano Beach and Oceanside. Service will not be provided at any intermediate stations or to and from Old Town. Passengers at Old Town can take the San Diego trolley service to San Diego, where they can board the bus to Oceanside.

Buses depart earlier: Please note that the northbound buses will depart earlier than the corresponding trains to allow the trains to depart on schedule.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For schedules and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 7/27 and 8/28: Temporary Service and Schedule Changes]]> Effective on Select Dates in October and November 2014

Track work being performed along the Empire Builder route will affect schedules and service, as described below:

Trains 27 and 28: Service between Pasco and Portland
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Trains 27 and 28 will not operate between Pasco and Portland. Bus service will be provided to and from Wishram, WA, Bingen-White Salmon, WA, Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.

Train 8/28: Temporary Schedule Change
Monday – Thursday, through November 13, 2014

On Mondays through Thursdays only, effective through November 13, eastbound Train 8/28 will depart St. Paul and will operate on a later schedule at all stations from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Chicago, due to track work being performed by Canadian Pacific Railway. The train will depart St. Paul-Minneapolis at 10:30 am and operate at all remaining stations on the route approximately two and a half hours later.

Trains 7 and 8: Service at Everett, WA
Monday through Friday, November 10 - 14, 2014

On Monday through Friday only, from November 10 through November 14, Trains 7 and 8 will not stop at Everett. Passengers with reservations will be provided bus service to and from Everett. The bus representing Train 8 will depart Everett at 1:00 pm, one hour and 39 minutes early than the normal published scheduled.

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

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<![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 7/27 & 8/28: Temporary Detour Affects Eastbound Service in North Dakota and Possible Delays ]]> Effective through January 12, 2015

Amtrak has changed the direction of a detour route in North Dakota, primarily affecting passengers in Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks.

North Dakota Detour for Eastbound Passengers

Amtrak is temporarily using an alternate eastbound route in North Dakota, resulting in Empire Builder Train 8/28 missing Amtrak stations in Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks, effective October 6, 2014. Passengers who are traveling to these cities will detrain at Minot and be provided chartered bus service to their destination stations.

Passengers boarding at Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks will be carried to Fargo on chartered buses to board the eastbound train at Fargo. Amtrak will reassess the detour before the December holiday period.

BNSF Railway is improving the route to restore Empire Builder reliability. Meanwhile, the westbound Empire Builder Train 7/27 operates normally and makes all scheduled stops, effective October 6, 2014.

Update on Delayed Trains

Passengers traveling aboard Empire Builder trains can encounter delays due to high volumes of freight train traffic and railroad improvement work on the route. During recent weeks, these trains typically encountered delays of approximately one to three hours. Passengers are strongly urged to check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for the most up-to-date departure and arrival times.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. For reservations and up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Southbound Coast Starlight Train 11: Expect Delays South of Klamath Falls, Oregon ]]> Effective on Select Dates through November 18, 2014

Track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect Coast Starlight Train 11. Southbound Train 11 will operate as scheduled from Seattle to Klamath Falls. Upon departing Klamath Falls on Monday of each week starting September 29, 2014, Train 11 will encounter delays of approximately two hours through its arrival in Los Angeles the following day.

Dates That Delays Will Affect Southbound Train 11: Departing Klamath Falls on Mondays and Arriving in Los Angeles on Tuesdays
  • November 3 through November 4, 2014
  • November 10 through November 11, 2014
  • November 17 through November 18, 2014

Only trains departing Klamath Falls on Mondays will encounter delays. Trains departing Klamath Falls Tuesdays through Sundays will not be affected. Additionally, this track work project will not affect northbound Train 14, which will operate according to the normal published schedule at all stations on the route.

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 traveling with Amtrak.

Join us on facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us on twitter.com/Amtrak. Check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.

PSN 0914-142 (Updated 10/15/14)

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