Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak Thruway service’

Vermont Thruway Route Changes Operators

July 21, 2021

There has been a change in operators for some Amtrak Thruway service in Vermont.

The route linking Albany-Rensselaer, New York, and the cities of Manchester and Colchester, Vermont is now being handled by Vermont Translines.

The service was formerly provided by Vermont Shire on a different schedule.

Stops at Curb Cut at Hampton Inn and Equinox Resort stops in Manchester have been removed. Bus stops have been added at Colchester Park and Ride, Burlington Downtown Transit Center, S. Burlington Airport, Ferrisburgh-Vergennes Park and Ride, Middlebury, Brandon, Rutland Marble Valley Regional Transit Center and Wallingford Cumberland Farms.

Thruway Route Changes in Oregon

July 21, 2021

Pacific Crest Thruway has begun a new Highway 97 Connector Service linking the Oregon cities of Klamath Falls, Chemult and Redmond.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said buses 6114 and 6214 will make intermediate stops at Crescent and Gilchrist while buses 6111 and 6211 are cancelled.

Schedule times have been adjusted for both buses.

New Operator Coming to Thruway Route

June 27, 2021

Starting July 5, Amtrak Thruway service between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe will be operated by El Dorado Transit.

The daily bus service will add a new stop at Cameron Park/Cambridge Road. It will continue to serve Placerville, the South Lake Tahoe Y and the Stateline Transit Centers. The Stateline Kingsbury stop is being discontinued.

Passengers should look for a Capitol Corridor and Amtrak logo on the side of the El Dorado Transit bus.

New LA-Vegas Thruway Route Launched

May 21, 2021

Amtrak has established a new daily Thruway route linking Los Angeles with Las Vegas.

The bus route connects with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service and operates twice daily.

Intermediate stops are made at San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow, as well as two stops in Las Vegas.

Passengers are guaranteed a connection to Surfliner trains. However, Thruway passengers can buy bus tickets without a train segment if they so choose.

New Thruway Stops in Emeryville, Las Vegas

April 9, 2021

Amtrak Thruway bus services in California and Nevada have new stops in two cities.

In Emeryville, California, Thruway buses are no longer stopping in front of the Emeryville Station.

Instead, the buses have moved to the bus stalls located on the ground floor of the parking garage immediately next to the Emeryville station.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said disembarking passengers should turn left on the path just before the station to get to the bus stalls.

In Las Vegas, Thruway buses will stop at new locations. The downtown buses will board on South 1st Street across from the Bonneville Transit Center just north of Garces Avenue.

This stop is for Thruway Bus service to Bakersfield, Barstow, Mojave, Tehachapi, Filmore, Santa Paula, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.

The South Strip Transfer Center will board buses to Bakersfield and Kingman on Gilespie Street offering service to Bakersfield, Santa Barbara and intermediate stops. Shuttle connections are available here to Kingman, Arizona.

2 California Thruway Bus Stops Changing

March 27, 2021

Effective March 29, the Amtrak thruway bus stops for Petaluma and Vallejo in California will change.

The Vallejo stop will move from the Curtola Park-n-Ride to the Vallejo Transit Center at 311 Sacramento Street,

The Petaluma stop will move from the library to the Copeland Transit Mall, sharing space with Golden Gate Transit. The location is 19 Copeland Street.

Changes Made in Oregon Thruway Bus Schedules

February 23, 2021

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s POINT Amtrak Thruway bus service has changed some of its schedules.

Bus 5504 is now operating 1 hour and 10 minutes earlier, departing Eugene station at 7 a.m.

Bus 5506 is now running 1 hour and 5 minutes earlier, departing Eugene at 1:10 p.m. while Bus 5518 will operate five minutes earlier, departing Eugene at 11:45 am.

Bus 5503 will operate 25 minutes earlier, departing Portland station at noon while Bus 5547will operate 30 minutes earlier, departing Portland at 5 p.m.

Other POINT bus schedules from Portland are unaffected by the changes.

Multi-ride tickets are available for use on both Amtrak Cascades and POINT services between Portland and Eugene.

Thruway Service Expands in Oregon

November 27, 2020

Amtrak has begun start selling Interline Thruway Service in Oregon from Eugene to Florence and Eugene to Oakridge.

The buses are operated by Pacific Crest Lines.

Buses 8191, 8192, 8193, 8194, 8195 and 8196 will offer service between Eugene and Oakridge, with an intermediate stop at Westfir.

Buses 8612, 8613, 8614 and 8615 will offer service between Eugene and Florence, with intermediate stops at Veneta, Mapleton and Florence (Three Rivers Casino).

Flagstaff-Williams Thruway Bus Route Reinstated

November 7, 2020

Amtrak Thruway bus service has resumed between Flagstaff and Williams, Arizona.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said the service, which is provided by Route 66 Express, is timed to connect with Amtrak’s Southwest Chief stops at Flagstaff.

Passengers will be able to self-transfer to allow through booking to the Grand Canyon Railway train excursion out to Grand Canyon National Park from Williams to Grand Canyon station.

Bus Schedules Change in North Carolina; Buses Replace Trains to Atlantic City

October 22, 2020

Eastern North Carolina Thruway Service changed on Oct. 20 at certain cities with the changes in effect through Aug. 20, 2021.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said buses 6089 and 6090 are suspended while Buses 6189 and 6190 are canceled on Tuesdays.

Bus service is suspended at Goldsboro, Kinston, Havelock, Morehead City and Swansboro.

Bus service will continue at Wilmington, Jacksonville, New Bern, Greenville and Wilson.

In an unrelated development New Jersey Transit will substitute buses for trains on weekends between Philadelaphia (30th Street Station) and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The bus substitutions will continue through Dec. 18 due to work on the Delair Bridge. The work will affect rail service between 4 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Passengers boarding at 30th Street station will board the bus on JFK Boulevard across from the station’s 30th Street entrance. The bus will depart at the scheduled train time.

Those traveling on a bus to 30th Street Station will disembark on  the driveway on the 30th Street side of the station right outside the doors.