<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 27 and 28: Track Work Affects Service between Portland and Pasco]]> Effective Monday, April 27, 2015 Only

Track work being performed by BNSF Railroad will affect the Empire Builder on Monday, April 27, 2015 only.

Empire Builder Train 27

Train 27, which normally operates between Chicago and Portland, will terminate in Pasco on April 27, 2015. At Pasco, passengers will detrain and board a bus that will make stops at Vancouver and Portland. Service will not be provided at Wishram and Bingen-White Salmon.

Empire Builder Train 28

Train 28, which normally operates from Portland to Chicago, will originate in Pasco on April 27, 2015. Bus service will be provided from Portland to Vancouver and Pasco, where passengers can board Train 28. Service will not be provided at Bingen-White Salmon and Wishram.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. 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[Lake Shore Limited Trains 48/448 and 49/449: Track Work Affects Service]]> Effective April 12 through May 22, 2015

Two separate track work projects will affect Lake Shore Limited service between Albany, NY, and Boston, MA, starting April 12 through May 22, 2015. Please refer to the following for details:

Sundays through Wednesdays Starting April 12 - 29, 2015

Trains 448 and 449 will be replaced by bus service in both directions between Albany, Boston and intermediate stations on Sundays through Wednesdays (only) starting April 12 - 29, 2015. Passengers will be provided bus service to and from Albany, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Framingham and Boston South Station.

  • Albany – Boston Service: Passengers aboard eastbound Lake Shore Limited Train 48 destined for Boston (South Station) and intermediate stations (except Back Bay Station) will detrain at Albany and board a bus to their destinations.
  • Boston – Albany Service: Bus service will be provided at all stations from Boston to Albany (except Back Bay Station. At Albany, passengers will board westbound Train 49 to their destination.
  • Passengers at Boston South Station should go to the Amtrak Information Desk for instructions on boarding the buses.
  • Passengers at Framingham, will board all buses at the drop off/pick up area on Track 2 platform (adjacent to Waverly Street).
  • Boston Back Bay Service Suspended: Amtrak service will not be provided at Boston Back Bay Station during this time. Passengers may go to nearby Boston South Station, or contact MBTA for travel between Back Bay and South Stations.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: April 16 - 25, 2015 and Daily Starting April 30 through May 22, 2015

Trains 448 and 449 will be replaced by connecting trains in both directions between Boston, Albany and intermediate stations on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 16 - 25, 2015, and daily from April 30 through May 22, 2015, as described below:

  • Albany – Boston Service: Passengers aboard eastbound Lake Shore Limited Train 48 destined for Boston (South Station) and intermediate stations will detrain at Albany and board a connecting train to their destinations.
  • Boston – Albany Service: A connecting train will serve all stations from Boston to Albany. At Albany, passengers will detrain and board Train 49 to their destinations.
  • Checked baggage service will be available at stations which normally provide this service.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. 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 choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf Trains: Possible Delays between Hudson and Albany-Rensselaer]]> Effective through December 2015

Significant track and infrastructure improvements will affect trains operating along the Empire Corridor between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie, NY. Trains will continue to operate during construction, but passengers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes when traveling though the work area at the Albany-Rensselaer station. Once this work is completed, train capacity will be increased at our platforms resulting in improved quality and reliability of our service.

For the most up-to-date departure and arrival times, passengers can to sign-up for delay notifications when booking their travel and check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Amtrak’s Empire Service is committed to providing comfortable, safe and efficient rail passenger service. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

Project Information

This work is part of a $163 million joint infrastructure improvement project being conducted in partnership between New York State Department of Transportation and Amtrak designed to improve the quality and reliability of Amtrak's Empire Corridor. The project includes the installation of a fourth track at the Albany-Rensselaer station — the ninth busiest terminal in the Amtrak system. The additional track will alleviate congestion which, in the current configuration, often forces trains to wait just outside the station for a track to open during busy times.

A second main line track between Albany-Rensselaer and Schenectady will also be constructed that will eliminate train delays caused by bottlenecks over the 17-mile single track main line. In addition, a new signal system will be installed that will greatly reduce the likelihood of outages due to weather and keep trains moving safely and at faster speeds, even in inclement weather.

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<![CDATA[Hiawatha Service: Trains Arrive 10 Minutes Later at Chicago and Milwaukee]]> Effective April 2 through May 25, 2015

Track work being performed west of Chicago by Canadian Pacific Railway and Metra will affect Hiawatha Service arrival times at Chicago and Milwaukee, as described below:

  • Trains 331, 333 and 335 Arrival in Milwaukee
    Hiawatha Service Trains 331, 333 and 335 will arrive in Milwaukee 10 minutes later than the current published schedule. Schedules will not change at Chicago, Glenview, Sturtevant and Milwaukee Airport Station.
  • Trains 332, 334 and 336 Arrival in Chicago
    Hiawatha Service Trains 332, 334 and 336 will arrive in Chicago 10 minutes later than current published schedules. Schedules will not change at will Milwaukee, Milwaukee Airport Station, Sturtevant and Glenview.

We appreciate your patronage. For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Saluki Train 391and Illini Train 392: Bus Service Provided to and from Centralia, Du Quoin and Carbondale]]> Effective April 6 - 15 and 20 - 29, 2015

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect Trains 391 and 392 on the dates indicated above.

Southbound Train 391

Train 391, which normally operates between Chicago and Carbondale, will terminate at Centralia, where passengers will be provided bus service from Centralia to Du Quoin and Carbondale.

Northbound Train 392
  • Train 392, which normally operates between Carbondale and Chicago, will originate at Centralia. Passengers will be provided bus service from Carbondale and Du Quoin to Centralia, where passengers will board Train 392 to their destination.
  • Northbound Buses Depart Earlier: The bus representing Train 392 will operate 60 minutes earlier than the normal train schedule. Contact Amtrak for the revised schedule.

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 0315-80

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<![CDATA[Amtrak Moves from the Ferry Building to Transbay Temporary Terminal]]> Effective March 1, 2015
Service Ends February 28, 2015, at the Ferry Building

Amtrak will move its ticket office from the Ferry Building location at the close of business on Saturday, February 28, 2015, and begin serving Transbay Temporary Terminal on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The Transbay Temporary Terminal is located at Folsom and Beale approximately a half mile south of the Ferry building. The entrance to the facility is on Folsom Street between Main and Beale Streets.

  • Transbay Temporary Terminal
    200 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

The Transbay Temporary Terminal serves passengers connecting to and from San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, California Zephyr and Coast buses from Southern California. Transbay Temporary Terminal will be staffed by Amtrak personnel and offer all services that were available at the Ferry Building, including checked baggage, ticketing, and passenger services. The hours of operation will also remain the same.

All tickets issued prior to March 1, 2015, will list the Ferry Building. However, passengers traveling on or after March 1, 2015, with tickets for the Ferry Building will use the Transbay Temporary Terminal.

Security Check

Upon entering the facility, passengers must show your Amtrak ticket or photo I.D. to the Greyhound Security Staff. Greyhound security will also inspect bags and wand passengers for metal contraband who enter the building. Please allow additional time arriving for this process. Thruway buses will board at Bus Bays #7 and #8.

Ferry Building Option

The Thruway bus stop at the Hyatt Hotel (5 Embarcadero Center) is conveniently located 2 blocks west of the Ferry Building station. All trains will have a Thruway bus connection at the Hyatt effective March 1, 2015.

New Thruway Schedules Coming Soon

All other San Francisco bus stops will remain at their present location, however, there may be some altering of bus departure and arrival times due to the bus route changes. A new schedule will be released prior to the March 1, 2015, effective date.

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PSN 0215-65

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