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July 17, 2017 Amtrak Launches Thruway Bus Connection in West Virginia

Service links customers to Cardinal

WASHINGTON – Amtrak now operates a Thruway bus service in West Virginia for customers to connect to the Cardinal. The bus connection provides convenient and affordable service to Charleston for customers in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg/Bridgeport, Weston, Sutton/Flatwoods, and Clendenin.

Baron’s Bus lines, an intercity bus service that operates nationwide, provides transportation to the towns in West Virginia in vehicles equipped with Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and comfortable seating. Amtrak Thruway services make coordinated connections with trains and enable passengers to use other carriers to connect with the Amtrak national network from cities without rail stations.

The Cardinal operates between New York and Chicago three days a week. The train offers customers a wide, comfortable reserved coach seat, business class or sleeping accommodations, free Wi-Fi, hot meals in the dining car and the opportunity to mingle with fellow travelers in the lounge car.

Customers may purchase tickets using Amtrak eTicketing, at a staffed station or at a Quik-TrakSM kiosk. Passengers can also book online, call 800-USA-RAIL, or use a mobile device.

A schedule is attached showing the arrival and departure times.

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8950 Thruway Bus Number
Su–We -Fr Frequency City Code
4:50 AM Dp Morgantown, WV (West) Ar MGW
5:10 AM Dp Morgantown, WV Ar MGU
5:35 AM DP Fairmont, WV Ar FRM
5:55 AM Dp Clarksburg, WV Ar CSB
6:30 AM DP Weston, WV Ar WTO
7:00 AM Dp Sutton/Flatwoods, WV Ar SUW
8:00 AM Ar Charleston, WV Dp CHW


50 Cardinal
Su-We-Thu Frequency
8:21 AM Charleston, WV CHW


8951 Thruway Bus Number
Su-We-Fr Frequency City Code
8:45 AM Dp Charleston, WV Ar CHW
11:40 AM Ar Sutton/Flatwoods, WV Dp SUW
12:25 PM Ar Weston, WV Dp WTO
12:55 PM Ar Clarksburg, WV Dp CSB
1:15 PM Ar Fairmont, WV Dp FRM
1:50 PM Ar Morgantown, WV Dp MGU
2:00 PM Ar Morgantown, WV (West) Dp MGW

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Kimberly Woods

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