Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak western corridor trains’

Track Work to Disrupt Some Pacific Surfliners

May 8, 2022

Track work will result in some service disruptions for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains on May 14 and 15.

On May 14 Train 594 will be canceled with alternate transportation being provided on Bus 3594 from Los Angeles to San Diego, serving all missed stops, except San Juan Capistrano.

Also that day Train 595 will be canceled and passengers directed to use Amtrak Thruway Bus 5811 between San Diego and Los Angeles, making all intermediate stops except San Diego Old Town and San Juan Capistrano.

On May 15, Train 562 will be canceled with passengers being directed to take Train 564 which departs Los Angeles at 7:10 a.m.

Also canceled that day is Train 761, between Los Angeles and San Diego. It will operate between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. No alternate transportation is being provided between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Track Work to Disrupt 2 Capitol Corridor Trains

February 25, 2022

Track work being performed by Union Pacific will affect operations of some Capitol Corridor trains on Feb. 26 and 27.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said Train 736 will terminate at Sacramento on Feb. 26 with alternate transportation to Auburn on Bus 3436 making intermediate stops at Roseville and Rocklin.

Bus 3436 will depart Sacramento at 6:15 p.m., 12 minutes later than the normal scheduled time, and will operate on a later schedule at Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn.

On Feb. 27, Train 729 will originate in Sacramento. Alternate transportation will be provided between Auburn and Sacramento on Bus 3429, making intermediate stops at Rocklin and Roseville.

Bus 3429 will depart Auburn at 7:30 a.m., 25 minutes earlier than the normal schedule time and will operate on an earlier schedule departing Rocklin and Roseville.

Pacific Surfliners Getting Wi-Fi Upgrade

February 24, 2022

Upgraded Wi-Fi service will be offered aboard Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains between Los Angeles and San Diego.

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency is partnering with Icomera to provide new Wi-Fi equipment in the corridor.

The upgrade will use Icomera’s X-Series Mobile Gateway, which a news release said will allow 35 percent to 52 percent additional devices to connect to the network and deliver 34 percent to 48 percent more data per trip.

The news release said the improved Wi-Fi service is part of a program to enhance passenger amenities, including better rider communication, train status information and station upgrades.

Vancouver Service May be Restored in Spring

February 17, 2022

Amtrak has hinted in a Facebook post that restoration of Cascades Service between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, may be coming soon.

The post said operating crews are expected to make re-qualification trips over the route.

Although Amtrak did not give a date for the resumption of service, it indicated it will be in the spring.

The service was suspended in March 2020 as a result of border crossing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those restrictions have since eased and in late 2021 Amtrak began operating Thruway bus service between Seattle and Vancouver.

Tracks Work to Disrupt Pacific Surfliners

February 9, 2022

Track work on the route used by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains will result in schedule changes on Feb. 19 and 20. Also affected will be the Los Angeles-Seattle Coast Starlight.

Train 761 will terminate at Los Angeles with passengers accommodated on Bus 4861 from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1761 will operate from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

Train 765 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4865 operating in its place from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1765 will operate from Oxnard to Goleta.

Train 777 will terminate at Los Angeles and be replaced by Bus 4877 from Los Angeles to Oxnard. Train 1777 will operate from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo.

Train 785 will terminate at Los Angeles with Bus 4885 operating from Los Angeles to Oxnard and Train 1785 operating from Oxnard to Goleta.

There will be no alternate transportation provided to the missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

Northbound Buses 4861, 4865, 4877, 4885 and Trains 1761, 1765, 1777, 1785 schedules may not match normal station arrival/departure times.

Train 770  will originate at Los Angeles. Train 1770 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4870 from Oxnard to Los Angeles.

Train 774 will operate as Train 1774 from San Luis Obispo to Oxnard, as Bus 4874 from Oxnard to Los Angeles and as Train 774 from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Train 784 will originate at Los Angeles. Train 1784 will operate from Goleta to Oxnard and operate as Bus 4884 from Oxnard to Los Angeles.

Train 794 will operate as Train 1794 between San Luis Obispo and Oxnard and as Bus 4894 from Oxnard to Los Angeles. Connection will be maintained at Los Angeles to Train 594.

No alternative transportation will be provided to missed stations of Glendale, Burbank Airport, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Moorpark or Camarillo.

The schedules of buses 4870, 4874, 4884, 4894 and Trains 1770, 1774, 1784, 1794 may not match normal station arrival/departure times.

The Coast Starlight on Feb. 19 and 20 will be annulled between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

No alternate transportation will be provided to Davis, Martinez, Emeryville, Oakland Jack London Square, San Jose, Salinas, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Burbank and Los Angeles.

Passengers have the option of traveling on some of their journey aboard San Joaquins, Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and Thruway bus services.

San Joaquins to Make Added Stop in Allensworth

February 9, 2022

Amtrak will add a special stop in Allensworth, California, by select San Joaquin trains on Feb. 12 for the city’s Black History Month celebration.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said the event will be held at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trains 702, 713, 714, 717 and 719 will stop in Allensworth to accommodate passengers attending the event.

The schedule of stops in Allenworth is Train 713 to Oakland arrives 8:54 a.m.; Train 702 Bakersfield arrives 10:56 a.m.; Train 717 to Oakland arrives 2:54 p.m.; Train 719 to Oakland arrives 4:54 p.m.; and Train 714 to Bakersfield arrives 4:55 p.m.

For more information on this event, visit https://www.friendsofallensworth.org/ or https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=583

Track Work Disrupting Pacific Surfliners

January 8, 2022

Track work in San Diego County being performed Jan. 7-9 and Jan. 21-23 will result in some cancellations of Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner trains.

On Saturdays and Sundays, Trains 572 is cancelled with no alternate transportation provided.

Train 594 will not operate but passengers will be accommodated via Bus 3594 between Los Angeles and San Diego, making all intermediate station stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Trains 562, 564, 580, 588, 770, 774 and 784 will terminate at Irvine, with alternate transportation provided for all but Train 562. Substitute buses will make all intermediate station stops en route to San Diego except at San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Trains 573 and 583 are cancelled with no alternate transportation provided. Train 761 is canceled between San Diego and Los Angeles with no alternate transportation provided.

Trains 567, 581, 591, 595, 765, 777 and 785 will originate at Irvine, with alternate transportation provided between San Diego and Irvine, making all intermediate station stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

On Jan. 21, Train 594 is canceled with alternate transportation being provided on Bus 3594, south from Los Angeles to San Diego, serving all missed stops, except San Clemente Pier and San Juan Capistrano.

Track Work to Disrupt Some Pacific Surfliners

August 5, 2021

Plans by host railroad Union Pacific to replace a bridge will disrupt some Pacific Surfliner service this month.

The bridge spans San Antonio Creek/Narlon on the Santa Barbara Subdivision of UP.

Between Aug. 8 and Aug. 23 Train 777 will terminate at Goleta. No alternate transportation will be provided for the missed stops of Lompoc-Surf, Guadalupe-Santa Maria, Grover Beach or San Luis Obispo.

Between Aug. 9 and Aug. 23, Train 774 will originate at Goleta. No alternate transportation will be provided for the missed stops of San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Guadalupe-Santa Maria or Lompoc-Surf.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said alternative transportation options include Trains 763, 768, 785 and 796, which have connecting bus service via buses 4763, 4768, 4785 and 4796 from Santa Barbara to/from Oakland.

Buses 6238 and 6241 will operate between Los Angeles and San Jose Monday through Friday. Buses 6286 and 6287 will operate between Los Angeles and San Jose on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

2 San Joaquins to be Reinstated

June 27, 2021

Two San Joaquin trains will be reinstated effective June 28. Also being revived are Amtrak Thruway connections to those trains.

Being reinstated are Trains 714 and 717 operating between Oakland Jack London Square and Bakersfield, California.

The Thruway connections for those trains are RT 1 between Bakersfield and Los Angeles; RT 3 between Davis, Sacramento and Stockton; and RT 99 between Emeryville and San Francisco.

Reservations Needed on Some Days to Ride Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

June 27, 2021

Reservations will be required for travel on all Pacific Surfliner trains on select holiday periods this summer.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said temporary adjustments to Pacific Surfliner service will be implemented to safely manage an expected increase in travelers.

On those holiday periods tickets will only be valid on the train you are holding a reservation for.

The dates are July 2-5, opening weekend of Del Mar Races (July 16-19), and Sept. 3-7.
On these dates, multi-ride passengers with a monthly pass or 10-trip ticket must confirm each trip in advance through the Amtrak RideReserve program.

This can be done at Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app by retrieving your ticket, choosing the date and direction of travel and selecting “confirm” on the train you would like to reserve a seat on. You can also reserve in advance through an Amtrak customer service agent by calling 800-USA-RAIL or at a staffed station.

Both Rail2Rail programs (COASTER and Metrolink) will observe a blackout period on most dates above.

For more information visit http://www.PacificSurfliner.com/Schedules