From Amtrak.com 12/19/11:
Coast Starlight Train 14 and Amtrak Cascades Trains 508 and 1514:
Track Work Affects Schedules and Service
Effective January 3 through February 8, 2012
Track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect the
northbound Coast Starlight and Amtrak Cascades on select dates, as
Train 14 Operates Two Hours Later: January 3 – 30, 2012
Train 14 will depart all stations on the route approximately two hours
later than the times shown in Amtrak printed timetables. This schedule
change becomes effective with Train 14 that departs Los Angeles on
Tuesday, January 3, through its arrival in Seattle the following day.
The schedule change will remain in effect through the train’s
departure from Los Angeles on January 29 through its arrival in
Seattle on January 30, 2012.
To accommodate this schedule change, the following service adjustments
have been made:
Richmond Service: Train 14 will not stop at Richmond during this
period. Passengers may contact Amtrak for alternate schedules to and
Empire Builder Connection: Train 14 will not make connections with
Empire Builder train 28.
Motorcoach Schedules: The following Thruway motorcoach schedules have
been adjusted to allow passengers to make connections with Train 14.
Salinas Motorcoaches 3514 and 3614 Oakland – San Francisco Motorcoach
6014 Emeryville – San Francisco Motorcoach 5014 Chemult Motorcoaches
6114 and 6214 Seattle Motorcoach 8914
NOTE: Thruway connections will not be available from San Jose to Santa Cruz.
Train 14 Operates Nonstop Los Angeles – Oakland: February 1 – 8, 2012
From February 1 through February 8, Train 14 will travel on an
alternate route from Los Angeles to Oakland and will not stop at any
intermediate stations. Passengers may contact Amtrak for other trains
or Thruway motorcoaches serving stations between Los Angeles to
Trains 508 and 1514: January 4 – 30, 2012
Train 508 Canceled: Beginning January 4 through January 30, Train 508
will be canceled. Passengers planning travel between Portland and
Seattle may make reservations aboard other Amtrak Cascades trains or
Coast Starlight Train 14. Train 1514: During this period, Amtrak
Cascades will operate a special train (Train 1514) between Portland,
Seattle and intermediate stations. Train 1514 will depart Portland at
5:15 pm and arrive at Seattle at 8:45 pm. The departure times printed
on tickets issued prior to these changes may not reflect the revised
schedules. Passengers are encouraged to confirm their departure times
prior to travel. The most up-to-date schedule and train status
information is available on Amtrak.com, the free iPhone app and at
Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and
apologize for any inconvenience you may experience.
Thanks to RailPAC Associate Director, Ken Ruben, for providing this to us.