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Vernae Graham

Amtrak San Joaquins Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak San Joaquins route, which travels between Oakland/Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Additional Capacity Planned on Amtrak Capitol Corridor Trains this Thanksgiving

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Capitol Corridor, which travels between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, including service to Berkeley, Oakland, and downtown San Francisco. The Capitol Corridor also serves a number of universities including UC Davis, Cal Poly, Humboldt State, and Chico State. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early, especially if they have a bus connection as part of their travel.

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Reservations Required for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Service This Thanksgiving

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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September is Rail Safety Month in California

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety September 7, 2017

Today at the California State Railroad Museum in downtown Sacramento, representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, California Department of Transportation, California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL), the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), Amtrak, BNSF Railway, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Union Pacific Railroad, law enforcement and elected officials joined forces in a multi-agency effort in support of September Rail Safety Month and the See Tracks? Think Train! (ST3) Rail Safety Awareness campaign.

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Amtrak to Build $28 Million Locomotive Service Facility in Seattle

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News June 14, 2017

Amtrak has announced it will build a $28 million locomotive service facility in Seattle. This is Amtrak’s third major investment in the Seattle facility that provides services for two long-distance trains, the Empire Builder and Coast Starlight; Amtrak Cascades state supported corridor service; and maintenance for Sound Transit Sounder trains.

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