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Columbus WI Ticket Office to Close April 28

April 3, 2017

The Amtrak ticket agent will be removed from the station in Columbus, Wisconsin, effective April 28.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said passengers will continue to have access to the station waiting area for all train arrivals and departures during normal station hours from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Boarding assistance will be provided by Amtrak on-board personnel while a station caretaker will be available at the station approximately 30 minutes before and after train departures to answer questions about Amtrak service.

Trainside checked baggage and bike service will be available in Columbus, but Amtrak Express Service is being discontinued.

Baggage tags will be available inside the station and passengers will check and retrieve their baggage and bike from an Amtrak on-board crew member at the baggage car.

Amtrak said that passengers using cash can pay for tickets on the train, but tickets paid for in cash on the train will be priced at the highest fare and subject to availability.

Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted to travel to or from Columbus.

The closest Amtrak station to Columbus that will continue to provide agent service will be Milwaukee, 64 miles to the east.

Columbus is served by the daily Empire Builder between Chicago and Seattle/Portland.

Amtrak to Close Columbus WI Ticket Office

February 11, 2017

Citing the usual reasons, Amtrak is poised to close its ticket office at Columbus, Wisconsin.

Amtrak 4Amtrak has pointed to an increased number of passengers buying tickets online as well as Congressional demands for more efficient operations. The office will close on May 1.

Columbus is served by the Chicago-Seattle/Portland Empire Builder.  Other tickets offices on the train’s route that have closed in the two years include Winona, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Glenview, Illinois; and Rugby, North Dakota.