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August 18, 2021

Amtrak Restores Coast Starlight Service Effective August 23

Following wildfire damage, Amtrak resumes full service between Los Angeles and Seattle

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announces full restoration of Coast Starlight service operating daily between Los Angeles and Seattle following several weeks of service interruption resulting from extensive wildfire damage in Northern California. With infrastructure repairs now completed, customers can leverage Amtrak’s train service to travel up and down the California coast, passing through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Portland beginning August 23. The service restoration has completed two weeks ahead of schedule, and makes full Coast Starlight service available for the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. The new schedule has been updated on all Amtrak reservation systems, including and the Amtrak app.

Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys, and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for the journey. Customers traveling aboard the Coast Starlight can expect the following:  

  • Private Rooms: For a truly unique experience, private rooms offer the perfect option for customers seeking privacy and space on a short trip and added comfort and amenities when traveling overnight. All customers traveling in private rooms enjoy complimentary lounge access in stations and meals onboard.
  • Best Baggage Policy in Travel: Customers can bring up to two checked bags, two carry-on bags and two personal items, free.
  • Several Ways to Save: Saver Fares are available and customers can save 20% over the standard Coach fare when booked 14 days in advance. Kids ride for 50% off every day while seniors can save 10%. Customers can be among the first to learn about upcoming flash sales and other ways to save by subscribing to emails from Amtrak Guest Rewards or following @Amtrak on social media.

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Olivia Irvin
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