<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - All regions ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 2017-03-26 17:30:00 <![CDATA[Amtrak Resumes Service between Seattle and Everett, Wash..]]> Amtrak Resumes Service between Seattle and Everett, Wash.

March 26, 2017

5:30 p.m. PT

The BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks of a landslide and re-opened the route between Seattle and Everett, Wash., to passenger train service. Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder trains have resumed regular scheduled operations.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Amtrak Service Disruption between Kelso and Vancouver, WA]]> March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. PT

Amtrak services is temporarily disrupted between Vancouver, WA and Kelso, WA due to landslides in the area. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has extended a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Sunday, Mar. 26. Amtrak is providing alternate transportation for the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight service.

Normal rail operations continue north of Seattle and south of Portland to Eugene, OR.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Acela Express New Weekend Schedules Offer: More Options and Added Service]]> Effective April 8, 2017

New weekend schedules will become effective for Acela Express service starting April 8, 2017, offering more travel options between Boston and New York. Here is what's changing:

New Weekend Service
  • Train 2261 is a new Sunday afternoon departure from Boston, leaving South Station at 12:10 pm with a scheduled arrival at New York Penn Station at 3:45 pm.
  • Train 2260 is a new Sunday evening departure from New York departing Penn Station at 5:03 pm, arriving at Boston South Station at 8:48 pm, providing customers with an additional evening travel option to Boston.
Schedule Changes Offer Greater Flexibility
  • Certain Acela Express schedules will also be adjusted to add more departures Sunday afternoons and evenings when customer demand is higher, while eliminating several three-hour gaps in Sunday Acela Express service.
  • In addition, travelers between Washington DC and Boston will have more "one-seat" rides without having to change trains in New York.
  • Customers will also find that in addition to schedule changes, some existing trains have new train numbers.

For the most up-to-date 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 choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0317-64

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Northeast Regional Service and Vermonter Trains 54 and 57: Track Work Affects Service between Springfield and New Haven]]> Effective Fridays through Sundays Only; March 3 - April 9, 2017

Track work being performed between New Haven and Springfield will affect Amtrak service on weekends from March 3 through April 9, 2017. During this time, customers traveling on the trains and dates shown below will be provided bus service to and from the following stations:

Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Springfield
Fridays, March 3, 24, 31 and April 7, 2017

Northeast Regional Trains 136 and 148 will serve all stations from Washington to New Haven. Bus service will be provided at all stations from New Haven to Springfield.

Saturdays, March 4, 25 and April 1 and 8, 2017
  • Northeast Regional Trains 140, 143, 146 and 147 will serve all stations between Washington and New Haven. Bus service will be provided at all stations between New Haven and Springfield.
  • Vermonter Train 54 will operate normally from Washington to New Haven. At New Haven all customers will transfer to a bus that will make stops at Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor Locks and Springfield. At Springfield, customers will board the train to their destination.
  • Vermonter Train 57 will operate normally from St. Albans to Springfield. At Springfield, all customers will transfer to a bus that will make stops at Windsor Locks, Hartford, Berlin, Meriden, Wallingford and New Haven. At New Haven, customers will board the train to their destination.
Sundays, March 5, 26 and April 2 and 9, 2017

Northeast Regional Trains 143 and 157 will serve all stations from New Haven to Washington. Bus service will be provided at all stations from Springfield to New Haven.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. 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.

PSN 0317-59 (Updated: 3/16/17)

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[City of New Orleans Train 58 Schedule Change]]> Effective March 6 through April 1, 2017

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect the northbound schedules of Trains 58, as described below:

Train 58: New Orleans to Carbondale

Starting March 6 through March 31, 2017, Train 58 will depart New Orleans four hours later (at 5:45 pm), and depart four hours later at all stations through its arrival at Carbondale at 7:22 am. From Carbondale through Chicago, Train 58 will be combined with Train 390 and will follow that schedule to arrive in Chicago at 1:00 pm.

Customers with tickets for Train 58 should note that the train will depart all stations according to this later schedule.

Train 1158: Carbondale to Chicago

In order to maintain the normal pattern of three daily round-trips between Carbondale and Chicago, from March 7 through April 1, 2017, Train 1158 will operate from Carbondale to Chicago.

Customers with tickets for travel between Carbondale and Chicago on Train 58 during this period will instead travel on Train 1158.

The northbound schedule for Train 392 and the southbound schedules for Trains 59, 391 & 393 are unchanged for this period.

For the complete schedule 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.

PSN 0317-61

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Keystone Service Schedule Change]]> Effective March 6, 2017

To accommodate the construction of a new Mount Joy, PA, Amtrak station, Keystone Service trains will operate according to a new schedule, effective March 6, 2017.

Don't Miss Your Train

While some trains will depart later, others will depart earlier. We don’t want you to miss your train, so please double check your schedule on your day of travel. For the most up-to-date schedule 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. We appreciate your patronage.

PSN 0217-58

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Springfield Shuttle: Weekday Track Work Affects Service]]> Effective through September 29, 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 September 29, 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 from February 27 through September 29, 2017. Passengers will be provided bus service at all stops on the route.

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.

PSN 1116-25 (Updated: 2/24/17)

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Wolverine Service: Connecting Thruway Buses Serve Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan]]> Effective February 21, 2017

Amtrak Thruway Connecting Bus Service allows customers to make connections between Wolverine Service trains and Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and several other Michigan communities.

Customers aboard Train 350 connect to the northbound Thruway Bus in Battle Creek, MI, while those traveling on the southbound Thruway Bus connect to Wolverine Train 355 in Kalamazoo, MI. This service is operated by Indian Trails, Incorporated.

We appreciate your patronage. For reservation 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 choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0217-54

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![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, on the dates shown below:

Fridays: February 24, March 10 and March 24, 2017

Train 592 and 796 will operate normally to Oceanside, where bus service will be provided to Solana Beach, Old Town San Diego and downtown San Diego.

Saturdays and Sundays: February 25 - 26, March 11 - 12 and March 25 - 26, 2017
  • Trains 562, 565, 579 and 592 will be canceled. Passengers can make reservations aboard other Amtrak trains.
  • Southbound Trains 564, 572, 580, 582, 768, 774, 784, 796, 1566 and 1790 will operate normally to Oceanside, where express bus service will be provided from Oceanside to Solana Beach, Old Town and downtown San Diego only.
  • Northbound Trains 573, 583, 591, 595, 763, 769, 777, 785, 1567 and 1761 will not operate from San Diego to Oceanside. Bus service will be provided for all trains (except Train 1761) from downtown San Diego to Oceanside and from Solana Beach to Oceanside only.
    • Upon arriving at Oceanside, passengers will board their respective trains. Northbound buses will depart earlier than the corresponding train. Contact Amtrak for bus schedules.
    • Buses will not stop at San Diego-Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Encinitas, Carlsbad-Poinsettia or Carlsbad Village.
Mondays: February 27, March 13 and March 27, 2017

Train 761 will originate Oceanside. Alternate transportation will not be provided between San Diego and Oceanside.

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.

PSN 0217-12

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![CDATA[Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle Train 2/422: Eastbound Train Operates Two Hours Earlier from Los Angeles to San Antonio]]> Effective March 1 through April 5, 2017

From March 1 through April 5, 2017*, eastbound Train 2/422 will depart Los Angeles at 8 pm, two hours earlier than the normal schedule. The train will operate two hours earlier at all stations through its arrival in San Antonio at 2:50 am. Train 2/422 will depart San Antonio at its normally scheduled time of 6:25 am. This temporary schedule change is due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad.

*Please note that Train 2/422 will not operate two hours earlier on March 12, 2017.

Connections with Eastbound Train 2/422

Due to the earlier operation of Train 2/422, northbound Coast Starlight Train 11 will not arrive in Los Angeles early enough for passengers to connect to Train 2/422. Train 11 customers who are connecting to Train 2/422 should detrain in Sacramento. At Sacramento, bus service will be provided to Los Angeles, where customers can board the train.

Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin customers who will not make their connection to Train 2/422 can contact Amtrak for train service options.

Train 2/422 will resume its normal departure time at San Antonio (6:25 am), and operate at all remaining stations on the route according to the published schedule.

For reservations and the most up-to-date schedule 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.

PSN 0217-10

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![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.

PSN 0217-07

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![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.

PSN 0117-05

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2017-03-24 11:00:38 <![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.

PSN 1016-02

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