Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak Thruway buses’

California Thruway Stop Moved

March 2, 2020

The new stop will be the Grover Beach station south parking lot.

This is on the west side of the tracks on the same side as the train platform. The entrance to the parking lot is located on California Highway 1.

The station address is 180 West Grand Avenue.

Buses will serve the present stop on Grand Avenue through March 5.

March 2, 2020

Buses 8912, 8913, 8916, 8917, 8920 and 8921 will offer service  via US Route 0, with intermediate stops at Scappoose, St Helen, Rainier, Clatskanie, Westport, Knappa and Svenson.

Track Work to Disrupt San Joaquins

March 2, 2020

On March 6 Train 704 will terminate at Wasco, California. Thruway Bus 5804 will originate at Wasco and provide alternate transportation between Wasco and Bakersfield.

Also on that day, Train 718, will terminate at Wasco with Thruway Bus 5818 originating in Wasco and providing alternate transportation between Wasco and Bakersfield.

On March 7, Train 711 will originate at Wasco with Thruway Bus 5811 providing alternate transportation between Bakersfield and Wasco. Bus 5811 will depart all station stops from San Diego to Bakersfield 15 minutes earlier than normally scheduled.

Eau Claire Seeking Bus Link to Tomah Amtrak Station

February 26, 2020

The city council in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting a shuttle service to link the city with the Amtrak station in Tomah, Wisconsin.

The shuttle would board in Eau Claire at the bus transfer center.

The Amtrak shuttle has been discussed in Eau Claire for years. City council member Jeremy Gragert said connecting Eau Claire to an Amtrak station will still help commuters.

“I also live in the city without a car and other people do as well,” he said. “A lot of students and a lot of people maybe are too young to drive, too old to drive.”

The resolution asks the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to establish the shuttle service, which also would stop in Black River Falls.

Eau Claire has never had Amtrak service and been without intercity rail passenger service since the Chicago & North Western ended service there in 1963.

Thruway Services Changed in Oregon

February 14, 2020

Effective Feb. 18 the operations of the Pacific Crest Amtrak Thruway Service will change.

Buses 8309 and 8310 will no longer serve the Oregon cities of Coos Bay, Reedsport and Florence.

However, those buses will begin stopping in Sisters, Oregon. The schedule times have been adjusted for both buses.

New Amtrak Thruway Launched in Illinois

February 8, 2020

Amtrak has launched a new Thruway Bus Service in Illinois between its station in Champaign-Urbana and Peoria.

The service began on Feb. 1 2020, with buses boarding in Peoria at the City Link Transit Center.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said Buses 8092 and 8093 will make intermediate stops at Springfield and Decatur.

The Thruway Service is being operated by Illinois Charter.


St. Petersburg Thruway Bus Station Closes

January 4, 2020

Amtrak Thruway bus service will continue to St. Petersburg, Florida, even though the station used by the service closed this past Thursday.

Amtrak said passengers will no longer be able to have access to the waiting area and restrooms at the stop.

Although passengers will be able to check baggage traveling south to St. Petersburg-Clearwater they will not be able to check baggage from St. Petersburg-Clearwater to another destination.

Amtrak said passengers seeking assistance or other services could use the ticket windows with customer service representatives at the Tampa Amtrak station, which is open daily from 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Thruway Stop Relocated for 2 Weeks

August 15, 2019

Due to construction in the PAC Loop area, the Thruway stop on Grand will be relocated to the PAC Loop

Signs have been placed at the bus stop and the temporary stop for passengers who should expect slight delays due to the construction and lane reductions in the area.

Independence Day Affects Thruways in California

July 3, 2019
Independence day parades and celebrations will result in Amtrak Thruway bus service missing two stops in California on July 4 due to street closures.
Affected will be Claremont and Solvang, California.
In a service advisory, Amtrak said that in Claremont Thruway Buses 5402, 5410, 5412, 5415, 5417 and 5419 will be unable to access the Claremont stop but Buses 5413 and 5416 will continue to stop at Claremont during late night and early morning hours.
All Thruway service will run normally at the Ontario station located 25 minutes east of Claremont.

New Thruway Bus Launched Green Bay-Milwaukee

July 2, 2019

Amtrak has launched a new Thruway bus service between Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, that is designed to connect with Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service trains.

In a news release, Amtrak said the bus, operated by Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA Milwaukee will have intermediate stops in Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.

The Thruway will operate twice daily and is being provided in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Initially the equipment used will be a Coach USA bus while the Amtrak bus is outfitted. All buses are ADA accessible.

Amtrak said the new service addresses the gap in Interstate 41 service that resulted from Greyhound Lines ending its service last October.

The new Thruway is designed to supplement the existing Lamers daily round-trip on I-41, and the Jefferson Lines and Indian Trails buses that use Interstate 43.

Amtrak said fares from Green Bay to Milwaukee on the bus start at $28 one way and continuing via a Hiawatha train to Chicago is as low as an additional $11 for a total of $39 each way.