<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - California ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Southwest Chief Trains 3 & 4: Train Connection Changes and Possible Delays]]> Effective through Approximately September 4, 2017

Please be advised that Southwest Chief Trains 3 and 4 may encounter delays along the route due to track reconstruction being performed between Lamy and Albuquerque, NM, and in southern Colorado. This work is expected to continue through approximately September 4.

Train 4: Eastbound Delays Albuquerque - Chicago

Eastbound customers may experience delays up to two hours at stations from Albuquerque to Chicago.

Train 3: Westbound Delays Lamy - Los Angeles

Westbound customers may experience delays of up to two and a half hours at stations from Lamy to Los Angeles.

Train Connection Changes

Due to the delays, some guaranteed connections from Trains 3 and 4 to other Amtrak trains are temporarily suspended through Sept. 4. Other connecting trains and alternate routes are available in most cases, or customers may make reservations on a preferred connecting train for the following day. Impacted connections include:

  • Same day connections in Los Angeles from Train 3 to Coast Starlight Train 14. The San Joaquin service provides alternate connections to northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Connections in Kansas City from Train 4 to the Missouri River Runner Train 314. Customers may use Train 316 instead.
  • Connections in Newton, KS, from Train 4 to the Heartland Flyer in Oklahoma via Thruway buses will not be available during this period.
  • Bus connections in Raton, NM, from Train 4 towards Denver will connect at Albuquerque, NM, rather than Raton.

Note that change fees will be waived for customers who need to make changes to their reservation resulting from these connections changes.

Don't Miss Your Train — Check the Train Status

Trains can make up time along the route. We encourage you to check the status of your train on your day of travel. For the most up-to-date departure and arrival times, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245), or speak with station personnel. You can also sign up to receive text or email delay alerts on Amtrak.com and when booking your reservation.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0617-117
Updated July 11, 2017