Posts Tagged ‘Flagstaff Arizona’

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.

Flagstaff Station to be Closed July 17-18

July 15, 2020

The Amtrak station in Flagstaff, Arizona, will be temporarily closed on the evening of July 17 and morning of July 18.

In a service advisory Amtrak said the closing will affect the waiting room, but the Southwest Chief will continue to stop to board and discharge passengers, who will continue to have access to the boarding platform.

Amtrak did not give a reason for the temporary closing.

Hours Cut at Flagstaff Amtrak Station

December 10, 2019

The hours of operation at the Amtrak station in Flagstaff, Arizona, changed on Dec. 2. The result is that the ticket office and waiting room hours have been reduced.

The new ticket office hours are 7:15 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

The new waiting room hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

The waiting room will be closed between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

It will also be closed on Sundays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Flagstaff is served by Amtrak’s daily Southwest Chief between Chicago and Los Angeles.

SW Chief, Builder Have Rough Weekends

February 27, 2019

Heavy snow and a freight train derailment hindered operations this week of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and Empire Builder.

The Empire Builder in both directions was delayed more than 10 hours after a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed near Tomah, Wisconsin, on Sunday.

No. 8 was already seven hours late when it was held another seven hours in La Crosse, Wisconsin, until the derailment could be cleared. It finally reached Chicago after 9 a.m. on Monday.

No. 7 was held at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. By the time it passed the derailment site it was 11 hours behind schedule.

The Empire Builders that were to originate on Monday in Chicago and on the West Coast were canceled.

Heavy snow that fell in Flagstaff, Arizona, didn’t lead to any cancellations of the Southwest Chief, but Nos. 3 and 4 encountered delays of two hours fighting their way through the conditions.

Flagstaff received three feet of snow, which officials said was a record for the most snowfall in a single day.

Although not related to the Arizona storm, mechanical issues delayed the departure of No. 3 Friday Chicago on Sunday for 7.5 hours.

Amtrak Establishes Williams Shuttle

January 9, 2018

Amtrak has established a Thruway shuttle service between Flagstaff, Arizona, and Williams, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

The new service, which accommodates passengers using the Southwest Chief, replaced a now-discontinued station stop at Williams Junction, Arizona.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said the shuttle fare is $24 and has a guaranteed connection. The shuttle will stop at the Holiday Inn Express, 1150 W. Cataract Lake Road, in Williams.

Passengers traveling from Chicago and points west on Train 3 to Williams will detrain in Flagstaff and connect to Thruway bus 8953 departing at 10:10 p.m.

Passengers traveling from Williams westbound toward Los Angeles, will take Thruway bus 8853 departing at 8:30 p.m. to connect with Train 3 in Flagstaff.

Passengers on Train 4 traveling from Los Angeles and points east to Williams will detrain in Flagstaff and take Thruway bus 8954 departing at 6:00 a.m.

Passengers traveling from Williams heading eastbound toward Chicago on train 4, will take Thruway bus 8854 departing at 4:15 a.m. to connect with Train 4 in Flagstaff.