<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - California ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Capitol Corridor Service: Highway 50 Construction Affects Sacramento Thruway Buses 3424 and 3447]]> Effective April 22 through May 21, 2014 and May 21 through June 25, 2014

Extensive roadway construction being performed by Caltrans along Highway 50 near downtown Sacramento will affect Amtrak Thruway Bus Service, as described below:

April 22 through May 21, 2014: Thruway Bus 3424 Possible Delays

Starting April 22 through May 21, Thruway Bus 3424 which operates between Sacramento, Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, will encounter delays due to roadway detours and anticipated heavy traffic resulting from the construction project.

May 27 through June 25: Thruway Bus 3447 Departs Earlier

Due to the anticipated severe traffic congestion in the downtown Sacramento area as a result of an extensive roadway construction project being performed by Caltrans, westbound Thruway Bus 3447 connecting to the Capitol Corridor at Sacramento will operate 20 minutes earlier between May 27 and June 25, 2014.

This modified schedule will allow Bus 3447 to maintain its connection with Capitol Corridor Trains 547 (weekdays) and 747 (weekends) at the Sacramento Valley station. The arrival time at Sacramento will not change.

Current Schedule


2:20 pm

2:25 pm

2:35 pm

3:55 pm

5:25 pm

Thruway Bus 3447


Departs Stateline-Kingsbury, NV

Departs Stateline-TransCenter, CA

Departs South Lake Tahoe, CA

Departs Placerville, CA

Arrives at Sacramento, CA

May 27 - June 15
Schedule

2:20 pm

2:05 pm

2:15 pm

3:35 pm

5:25 pm

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. 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 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Capitol Corridor Service: Highway 50 Construction Affects Thruway Service at Davis]]> Effective April 22 through May 21, 2014

Extensive roadway construction being performed by Caltrans along Highway 50 near downtown Sacramento will affect Amtrak Thruway Bus Service starting April 22 through May 21, 2014, as described below.

Thruway Bus Service at Davis

On the dates shown above, Thruway buses, which normally originate at Davis, will originate at Sacramento. Passengers boarding at Davis may take alternate Capitol Corridor trains, as described below.

Thruway Bus 3812, which normally departs Davis at 7:15 am, will not stop at Davis Monday through Friday during this period. Passengers may instead board Train 520, which departs Davis at 6:57 am. Bus 3812 weekend schedules will not change.

Thruway Bus 3814, which normally departs Davis at 9:30 am, will not stop at Davis on the dates shown above.

  • On Monday through Friday, passengers may board Train 524, departing Davis at 9:17 am.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers may board Train 720, departing Davis at 8:52 am.

Thruway Bus 3816, which normally departs Davis at 12:50 pm, will not stop at Davis on the dates shown above.

  • On Monday through Friday, passengers may board Train 528, which departs Davis at 11:47 am.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers may board Train 728, departing Davis at 12:27 pm.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. 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 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Texas Eagle Trains 21/421 and 22/422: Track Work Affects Service at Mineola, Dallas, Fort Worth, Cleburne, McGregor and Temple]]> Effective April 9 and 28, 2014 and May 13, 20 and 27, 2014

On the dates shown above, Texas Eagle Trains 21/421 and 22/422 will detour between Longview and Taylor, due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad. This detour will affect service at Mineola, Dallas, Fort Worth, Cleburne, McGregor and Temple on April 9 and 28, and May 13, 20 and 27, as described below:

Train 21/421 Bus Service between Longview and Taylor

On the dates shown above, Train 21/421 will operate as scheduled to Longview, then detour to Taylor. Bus service will be provided to and from Mineola, Dallas, Fort Worth, Cleburne, McGregor, Temple and Taylor. The bus will continue to Austin. Upon arriving at Austin, passengers will board westbound Train 21/421, serving all remaining stations on the route.

Train 22/422 Bus Service between Taylor and Longview

On the dates shown above, Train 22/422 will operate as scheduled to Taylor, then detour to Longview. Bus service will be provided at Austin to and from Taylor, Temple, McGregor, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Dallas, Mineola and Longview. Upon arriving at Longview, passengers will board eastbound Train 22/422, serving all remaining stations on the route.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. 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).

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PSN 0414-60 (Updated 4/9/14)

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<![CDATA[Student Discount Changes from 15 Percent to 10 Percent]]> Effective April 2, 2014

Changes will be made to the Student Advantage (SA) and International Student Identity Card (ISIC) discount membership programs. The rail fare discount for SA and ISIC cardholders will change from 15 percent to 10 percent. This change matches the membership discount for American Automobile Association (AAA) and National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), which is already 10 percent.

The requirement to book at least three days before travel remains in effect. Reservations made April 1, 2014, or earlier will be priced at the 15 percent discount level. However, if the passenger makes changes to such reservations on April 2 or after, the reservation will then be priced at the 10 percent discount level. The student discount for Amtrak Express Shipments will also change from 15 percent to 10 percent.

Effective July 7, 2014, the SA and ISIC discounts may only be booked online at Amtrak.com and through mobile apps. At that time, the SA and ISIC discounts will no longer be available to book by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or at an Amtrak ticket office.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage. For more information on passenger discounts, visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Multi-Ride eTickets Become Available in March on Select Amtrak Services]]> Effective with Travel Starting March 1, 2014

To provide our passengers with more convenient service, Multi-Ride eTickets will be available on the Amtrak services shown below, effective with travel starting March 1, 2014.

Multi-Ride eTickets
Effective with Travel Starting March 1, 2014


Empire Service – Monthly

Empire Service – Limited-Ride

Keystone – Monthly

Keystone – Limited-Ride

Northeast Regional – Month;y

Northeast Regional – Limited-Ride

Pacific Surfliner – Monthly

Pacific Surfliner – Limited-Ride

Features and Benefits

Multi-Ride eTickets offer a number of features and benefits:

  • Passengers can reprint their Multi-Ride eTicket travel document if it is lost.
  • If you purchase a limited-ride (six-ride and ten-ride tickets) eTicket on Amtrak.com, you can go to Amtrak.com to view the number of rides remaining and associated travel history.
  • Limited-ride tickets that are not purchased on Amtrak.com can be scanned at Quik-Trak self-serve ticketing kiosks for rides remaining information.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. For complete details on the eTicketing policy and procedures, visit Amtrak.com/eTicketing or speak with an agent at an Amtrak ticket office.

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