<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - All regions ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Cardinal and Hoosier State: New Schedules between Chicago and Indianapolis ]]> Effective May 1, 2017

Trains 50, 51, 850 and 851 will operate according to a new schedule between Chicago and Indianapolis.

Trains 50 and 850: Earlier Departures between Dyer and Crawfordsville

Trains 50 and 850 will depart 11 minutes earlier at all stations from Dyer to Crawfordsville. The trains will depart Dyer at 6:44 pm, Rensselaer at 7:35 pm, Lafayette at 9:46 pm and Crawfordsville at 10:20 pm, arriving at Indianapolis 11 minutes earlier at 11:39 pm. All times shown are local.

Trains 51 and 851: Earlier Arrival at Chicago

Trains 51 and 851 will arrive in Chicago five minutes earlier, at 10 am.

Cardinal and Hoosier State Days of Operation

Train 50 operates three days a week between Chicago and New York, originating in Chicago on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Train 850 operates four days a week between Chicago and Indianapolis, originating in Chicago on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Train 51 operates between New York and Chicago, departing New York on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Train 851 operates between Indianapolis and Chicago, originating in Indianapolis on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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 0417-85

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<![CDATA[Springfield Shuttle Service Update]]> 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:

Saturdays Only: May 6, 13 and 20 - June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017

Springfield Shuttle Trains 450, 460, 464, 488, 405, 401, 463 and 467, which normally operate between New Haven and Springfield will be canceled. Customers will be provided bus service at all stops on the route.

Weekdays through September 29, 2017

Trains 470, 476, 479, 490, 493 and 495 will be canceled Monday through Friday until September 29, 2017. Customers 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: 04/26/17)

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<![CDATA[Track Work Affects Downeaster Service]]> Effective Saturday and Sunday; May 6, 7, 20 and 21, 2017

Track work being performed by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will affect all Downeaster trains at Haverhill, Woburn and Boston (North Station).

Woburn Service

Service will not be provided to or from Woburn.

Southbound Service: Brunswick - Portland - Boston

Southbound trains will operate normally between Brunswick and Haverhill. At Haverhill, customers will transfer to a nonstop bus to Boston North Station.

Northbound Service: Boston - Portland - Brunswick

Northbound trains will be replaced with buses operating nonstop from Boston North Station to Haverhill. At Haverhill, passengers will transfer to Downeaster trains, serving all remaining stations on the route.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations or 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 0417-82 (Updated: 04/26/17)

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<![CDATA[Texas Eagle Trains Track Work Affects Service at Shreveport, Marshall and Longview]]> Effective May 1 - 8, 2017

Due to Union Pacific track work, Train 21/421 will detour between Texarkana and Mineola, and will not stop at Marshall or Longview from May 1 through May 8, 2017. If you are traveling to or from Marshall or Longview on these dates, please note the following:

Boarding at Shreveport, Marshall and Longview

Customers boarding at Shreveport, Marshall and Longview will board Thruway bus 6421 to Mineola, where they will board Train 21/421, serving all remaining stations on the route.

Travel to Shreveport, Marshall and Longview

Customers on Train 21/421 who are traveling to Shreveport, Marshall and Longview will detrain at Mineola, and take Thruway bus 6121 to their destination. Bus 6121 will originate at Mineola instead of Longview.

Longview Thruway Bus Connection

Customers on Train 21/421 who are scheduled to make connections with Thruway bus 6021 at Longview will also detrain at Mineola and take Thruway Bus 6021 to their destination. Bus 6021 will originate in Mineola instead of Longview.

During this period, Amtrak personnel will be available at Mineola to assist customers.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and information is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps, at Amtrak staffed stations and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0417-81

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<![CDATA[Piedmont Trains 73, 74, 75 and 76: Service Canceled on Select Dates through May 10, 2017]]> Effective on Select Dates through May 10, 2017

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Piedmont service, as follows:.

  • Monday through Thursday Only - Effective through May 10, 2017
    Trains 74 and 75 will be canceled.
  • Mondays Only - April 24, May 1 and May 8, 2017
    Trains 73 and 76 will be canceled.
  • Travel Options
    While alternate transportation will not be provided during the track work periods, you can book reservation for travel on other Carolinian and Piedmont trains.

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 choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0417-78

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<![CDATA[Illini Train 392: Departs One Hour Later]]> Effective Monday through Friday Only; April 24 - May 12, 2017

On Monday through Friday of each week starting April 24 until May 12, 2017, Train 392 will operate one hour later at all stations on the route, due to track work being performed by Canadian National Railway.

Train 392 will operate on its normal schedule on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0417-79

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<![CDATA[San Joaquins 10-Ride Tickets Become Effective for 60 Days]]> Effective May 1, 2017

At the request of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA), the policy governing the use of 10-ride tickets on the San Joaquins will change, effective May 1, 2017.

What's Changing?

The validity period for 10-ride ticket for the San Joaquins will be extended from 45 days to 60 days. The change will apply to 10-ride tickets issued on or after May 1, 2017. Tickets issued prior to May 1, 2017, will retain the 45 day validity period. For questions about this policy change, contact SJJPA.

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 traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0417-76

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<![CDATA[Track Work Affects Pacific Surfliner Service]]> Effective April 28, 29 and 30, 2017

Track work being performed by North County Transit District will affect Pacific Surfliner service, as described below:

Fridays: April 28, 2017

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

Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017
  • Trains 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.
  • 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 Service
  • 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, and bus service will not be provided between San Diego to Irvine.
  • 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.
  • Metrolink will honor Amtrak tickets between San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles.

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 0417-75

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<![CDATA[Empire Service: Select Trains Schedule Changes]]> Effective on Select Dates April 9 - September 4, 2017

Due to track work being performed by CSX Transportation, adjustments will be made to select Empire Service schedules from April 9 through September 4, 2017.

Don't Miss Your Train

Please pay close attention to the departure time on your ticket, as schedules will change throughout this track work period. Certain trains will depart up to 25 minutes earlier or later.

Also, between April 9 and May 10, two Empire Service trains will operate each way between Niagara Falls and Albany on Sundays through Wednesdays. On Thursdays through Saturdays, three Empire Service trains will operate each way.

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.

PSN 0317-71 (Updated: 04/04/17)

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<![CDATA[City of New Orleans Southbound Train 59 Schedule Change]]> Effective April 3 - May 19, 2017

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect southbound Train 59. On the dates shown below, Train 59 will depart Jackson at 1:20 pm (two hours later than the normal schedule) and depart all remaining stations two hours later through its arrival in New Orleans, as follows:

Jackson to New Orleans Schedule Change Dates
  • April 3 through April 14, 2017
  • April 17 through April 28, 2017
  • May 1 through May 124, 2017
  • May 15 through May 19, 2017

Train 59 (from Chicago to Jackson) and northbound Train 58 will operate normally during this period.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking reservations on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0317-68

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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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