<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - All regions ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Empire Service: Select Train Schedules Change at Niagara Falls]]> Effective February 20, 2017

With the relocation of the Niagara Falls, NY, station in December 2016, slight adjustments have been made to select train schedules. Effective February 20, 2017, the following Empire Service trains will arrive at or depart Niagara Falls at new times.

  • Trains 64, 280 and 284 will depart Niagara Falls three minutes earlier.
  • Trains 281 and 283 will arrive at Niagara Falls nine minutes earlier.
  • Train 288 departs six minutes earlier.
  • Train 63 will arrive and depart Niagara Fall five minutes later.

For reservations and schedules, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Hoosier State Trains 850 and 851 Transitions to Amtrak Equipment]]> The Hoosier State, which operates four days per week between Indianapolis and Chicago, will transition to railcars, locomotives and on-board services supplied by Amtrak beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017. No action is required from ticketed customers.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and communities along the route will continue to fund the service, which will include Wi-Fi and Business Class seating. Once contracts with Amtrak are amended, Amtrak will advise booked customers of available on-board services prior to their travel date. Indiana is one of 18 states that contract with Amtrak to provide short-distance, intercity passenger rail services.

Under the amended agreements, Amtrak will continue to provide train crews, ticketing and reservation services, and also coordinate with the private freight railroads that own the tracks over which the Hoosier State operates. Intermediate stops will continue to be Crawfordsville, Dyer, Lafayette and Rensselaer.

Train 851 will continue to run north on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, with Train 850 operating south on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. On the other days, the communities along the route will be served by the Cardinal (Trains 50 and 51), which operates between New York City and Chicago. Together, the Hoosier State and the Cardinal provide daily Amtrak service between the important Midwestern cities of Indianapolis and Chicago.

We appreciate your patronage. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Piedmont and Carolinian Services: Track Work Affects Service between Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte]]> Effective Monday, February 27, 2017 Only

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Piedmont and Carolinian services between Salisbury and Charlotte, on February 27, 2017.

Piedmont Service
  • Trains 73 and 75 will operate between Raleigh and Salisbury. Service will not be available between Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.
  • Trains 74 and 76 will originate in Salisbury. Service will not be available between Charlotte, Kannapolis and Salisbury.
Carolinian Service
  • Train 79 will operate between New York and Salisbury only. Service will not be available between Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.
  • Train 80 will depart 15 minutes earlier from Charlotte (at 6:45 am) and Kannapolis (at 7:10 am). The train will depart Salisbury at the normal scheduled time of 7:43 am.

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 traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Pacific Surfliner Service: Track Work Affects Service between Los Angeles and San Diego]]> Track work being performed by North County Transit District will affect Pacific Surfliner service, as described below:

Effective January 27 and March 10, 2017

Train 592 will be canceled. Customers can make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains.

Saturdays and Sundays: January 28, 29 and March 11 and 12, 2017
  • Trains 562, 565, 572, 573, 582, 583, 592, 1566 and 1567 will be canceled. Customers can make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains.
  • Southbound Train 796 will operate normally to Los Angeles, where bus service will be provided to Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town and San Diego. Buses will not make stops at Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley.
  • Southbound Trains 564, 580, 768, 774, 784 and 1790 will operate normally to Irvine, where express bus service will be provided from Irvine to San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Old Town and downtown San Diego.
  • Northbound Trains 579, 591, 595, 763, 769, 777 and 785 will be replaced with buses at all stations from San Diego to Irvine (except Old Town). At Irvine, customers can transfer to their respective Pacific Surfliner trains, serving all remaining stations on the route. Train 1761 will originate in Irvine without a bus connection.

Passengers boarding at Old Town should take the San Diego Trolley to San Diego and board the bus to Irvine. Please allow sufficient travel time.

Local travel may not be available between all stations. Check with Amtrak for schedule information.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Crescent Trains 19 and 20: Bus Service Provided between Atlanta and New Orleans]]> Effective on Select Dates Starting January 8 - February 23, 2017

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Trains 19 and 20 between New Orleans and Atlanta, on the following dates:

Southbound Train 19: Sunday through Wednesday
  • January 8 - 11, 2017
  • January 15 - 18, 2017
  • January 22 - 25, 2017
  • January 29 - February 1, 2017
  • February 5 - 8, 2017
  • February 12 - 15, 2017
  • February 19 - 22, 2017
Northbound Train 20: Monday through Thursday
  • January 9 - 12, 2017
  • January 16 - 19, 2017
  • January 23 - 26, 2017
  • January 30 - February 2, 2017
  • February 6 - 9, 2017
  • February 13 - 16, 2017
  • February 20 - 23, 2017
Southbound Train 19: Service Suspended Atlanta to New Orleans Only
  • On the dates shown above, Train 19 will terminate in Atlanta. Passengers will be provided bus service from Atlanta to Anniston, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg, Picayune, Slidell and New Orleans.
  • On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Train 19 will operate normally, serving all stations on the route.
Northbound Train 20: Service Suspended New Orleans to Atlanta Only
  • On the dates shown above, Train 20 will originate in Atlanta. Passengers will be provided bus service from New Orleans to Slidell, Picayune, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Meridian, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Atlanta.
  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Train 20 will operate normally, serving all stations on the route.

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 traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Palmetto Train 90: Track Work Affects Northbound Service at Savannah, Yemassee, Charleston and Kingstree]]> Effective January 16 - February 23, 2017

CSX Transportation will perform track work, affecting northbound Train 90 between Savannah and Florence. On the dates shown below, Train 90 will originate at Florence and will not make stops at Savannah, Yemassee, Charleston and Kingstree.

Monday through Thursday
  • January 16 - 19, 2017
  • January 23 - 26, 2017
  • January 30 - February 2, 2017
  • February 6 - 9, 2017
  • February 13 - 16, 2017
  • February 20 - 23, 2017

While alternate transportation is not available, customers who wish to travel between Savannah and Florence can make reservations aboard Silver Meteor Train 98.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Springfield Shuttle: Weekday Track Work Affects Service]]> Effective through May 31, 2017

To accommodate a long-term track work project, several Springfield Shuttle trains will be canceled, and bus service will be provided, as described below:

Weekdays: Trains 470, 490, 493 and 495

Trains 470, 490, 493 and 495 will be canceled Monday through Friday until May 31, 2017. Passengers will be provided bus service at all stops on the route.

Weekdays: Trains 476 and 479

Trains 476 and 479 will be canceled on weekdays through November 25, 2016 and will resume normal schedules from November 28, 2016, until March 1, 2017. Both trains will be canceled from March 2 through May 31, 2017. Bus service will be provided for canceled trains.

Weekday Southbound Buses Depart 30 Minutes Earlier

Southbound weekday buses will depart all stations 30 minutes earlier than the respective trains.

We apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations and train status information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Auto Train Temporarily Suspends Acceptance of Can-Am, Rewaco and Slingshot Three-Wheelers]]> Effective November 1, 2016

Auto Train offers Amtrak customers the convenience of carrying cars, SUVs, motorcycles and other vehicles between the Lorton, VA, and Sanford, FL.

Effective November 1, 2016, "Trike" motorcycles (with two wheels in the back and one in the front) will be the only type of three-wheeler accepted aboard Auto Train.

We will temporarily discontinue accepting Can-Am, Rewaco, Slingshot and similar vehicles on Auto Train. Due to the unique design, these vehicles cannot be readily accommodated in our vehicle carriers. We are working with the carrier manufacturer to find a solution that will allow us to resume transporting these three-wheelers.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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