Lamy Ticket Office Now Closed

Another Amtrak ticket office has closed. On Aug. 3 Amtrak pulled its agents from Lamy, New Mexico, on the route of the Southwest Chief.

The closing of the Lamy office had been announced earlier and set for July 31, but the closing was moved back a few days.

In a service advisory Amtrak said passengers for Nos. 3 and 4 will continue to have access to the station waiting area and restrooms for all train arrivals and departures.

The station is open daily from noon to 3 p.m. Amtrak personnel on the train will assist customers boarding and detraining but unaccompanied minors will not be allowed to board at this station.

Ticket options include buying with a credit card from Amtrak reservations or at the Amtrak website. Passengers paying cash can pay for tickets on the train but such tickets will be priced at the highest fare and subject to availability.

Checked baggage is no longer handled at Lamy. Nearest full-service station is in Albuquerque, about an hour southwest of Lamy.

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One Response to “Lamy Ticket Office Now Closed”

  1. Pete Van Zanten Says:

    Olympia with 10 trains daily and over 60,000 patrons has no ticket agent. Consequently I had to drive 30 miles to Centralia to pick up my grandson who is under age 16 and need to be delivered to a staffed station. then I had to take him back. While waiting for a train in Olympia I saw a man turned away from the Coast Starlight because he had one suitcase too many. I’ll be surprised if he ever takes a train again. When friends from the midwest cam to visit I had to drive 30 miles again to pick them up because they had checked baggage then I had to take them back. Since Olympia has volunteers they don’t need a ticket agent. How wise is that?

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