While the entire itinerary for the Gathering this coming fall is still a work in progress, in an effort to avoid a situation similar to what happened last year where a train sold out on us, enough of the itinerary has been completed such that I can announce what Amtrak trains to book for our group travels while in Seattle. Anyone who is reasonably certain that they're going to attend should make the following bookings ASAP so as to avoid finding the trains sold out later on. Better to have to cancel your reservation if circumstances change that prevents you from attending than to get shut out if the train fills up.
Also, at least for the moment, one can still lock in a low bucket price of $30 one way before any discounts. That of course could change as people start booking, but waiting several months will almost certainly guarantee that you'll be facing a high bucket one way price of $50.
The committee has decided that we will go from Seattle (SEA) down to Portland (PDX) on Saturday October the 8th on train #501 the 7:30 AM Cascades departure from Seattle. Our return trip will be on train #508, the 6:15 PM Cascades departure from Portland, Oregon, again on Saturday the 8th. In between we'll take in some of the sights of Portland by riding their streetcar and some of their light rail system. Those details will be announced later when the itinerary is finalized.
Amtrak Cascades Bookings for AU Gathering
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