<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![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[Coast Starlight Train 14: Departing Klamath Falls and Chemult 37 Minutes Earlier]]> Effective on Select Dates in April and May 2014

On the dates shown below, northbound Train 14 will depart Klamath Falls, OR, and Chemult, OR, 37 minutes earlier, due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad. Train 14 will depart Klamath Falls at 7:40 am and Chemult at 8:55 am.

  • April 16 through April 23, 2014
  • May 1 through May 8, 2014
  • May 16 through May 17, 2014

Please note that Train 14 will operate according to the normal published schedule at all other stations on the route.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Reservations 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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<![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 7/27 and 8/28: Schedules Modified West of St. Paul, MN]]> Effective April 15, 2014

The Empire Builder will operate on a modified schedule, effective April 15, 2014, with Train 7/27 originating in Chicago and Train 8/28 originating in Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. This temporary schedule is due to freight train congestion and the conditions of the infrastructure owned by BNSF Railway Company, which controls the dispatching of Empire Builder trains from St. Paul to Seattle and Portland. BNSF has announced it is making improvements to the route this construction season in order to improve their handling of high volumes of freight train traffic, along with the daily Amtrak service.

Hours of operation at Amtrak stations and ticket offices will be adjusted between St. Paul and the West Coast to account for the modified train schedules. Affected passengers who purchased tickets prior to March 27, 2014, will be notified by Amtrak.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage. Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com under the “Schedules” tab, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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