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#1 Guest_Basil_*

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

I understand that the Grand Canyon Railway is withdrawing the shuttle between Williams and Williams Junction from the end of this year. I hope to do a three night package with the GCR next summer which starts with dinner and accommodation at the GCR Hotel. My plan is to travel on the Southwest Chief and to arrive at Williams at 9.50pm (if on time). If I am able to book with Amtrak for travel to Williams next summer, how will they get me from Williams Junction to Williams if the shuttle has ceased?



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:59 PM

I could be wrong about this, but I believe all service to Williams Junction will cease. The stop location is on private property owned by the hotel. (Thus the reason for the shuttle.)

As I understand it, they will still provide transportation to and from the Flagstaff station.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

The assumption is that once the shuttle is gone that service to Williams Junction will be discontinued.  It's private property and apparently only the shuttle is allowed to enter the property to pick up passengers.  You can't even book a trip to Williams Junction separately; it has to be to the hotel.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:28 PM

I understand that the Grand Canyon Railway is withdrawing the shuttle between Williams and Williams Junction from the end of this year. I hope to do a three night package with the GCR next summer which starts with dinner and accommodation at the GCR Hotel. My plan is to travel on the Southwest Chief and to arrive at Williams at 9.50pm (if on time). If I am able to book with Amtrak for travel to Williams next summer, how will they get me from Williams Junction to Williams if the shuttle has ceased?

 

http://m.williamsnew...emplates=mobile

At the end of this article they still mention working with Amtrak Vacations and another tour company for service to the railroad.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:39 PM

Earlier discussion here...

http://discuss.amtra...huttle-service/


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

I understand that the Grand Canyon Railway is withdrawing the shuttle between Williams and Williams Junction from the end of this year. I hope to do a three night package with the GCR next summer which starts with dinner and accommodation at the GCR Hotel. My plan is to travel on the Southwest Chief and to arrive at Williams at 9.50pm (if on time). If I am able to book with Amtrak for travel to Williams next summer, how will they get me from Williams Junction to Williams if the shuttle has ceased?

 
http://m.williamsnew...emplates=mobile

At the end of this article they still mention working with Amtrak Vacations and another tour company for service to the railroad.


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I just received an email from Amtrak Vacations today and they are offering a Grand Canyon Getaway tour on the Grand Canyon Railway through March 2019. However, there is the standard disclaimer that Amtrak rail fare is not included in the tour price and that they should be contacted for pricing from your home town. This is a four day three night tour that starts in Williams, so no mention of which rail station Amtrak would take you to. (800) 268-7252 is the phone number for further information.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Note: I placed this comment in this thread because it had a more recent post date than the other thread, and I thought the OP might be subscribed to this thread.

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:02 PM

 

 

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As a relatively new member on AU, please enlighten me as to how I could tell that the OP of the thread was a guest poster. Thanks!

 

Well - the name is always Guest_<name>_* (in this case Guest_Basil_*) and there will be a blank silhouette as the avatar with "Guests" under it.  I posted as a guest a few times and it's more difficult with a "challenge" involving lining up image blocks to form an exact image.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

 

 

 

Note: I placed this comment in this thread because it had a more recent post date than the other thread, and I thought the OP might be subscribed to this thread.

 
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As a relatively new member on AU, please enlighten me as to how I could tell that the OP of the thread was a guest poster. Thanks!

 

Well - the name is always Guest_<name>_* (in this case Guest_Basil_*) and there will be a blank silhouette as the avatar with "Guests" under it.  I posted as a guest a few times and it's more difficult with a "challenge" involving lining up image blocks to form an exact image.

 

Plus, guests can only post in the "Guest Forum for Amtrak Questions" forum



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

 

 

 

 

Note: I placed this comment in this thread because it had a more recent post date than the other thread, and I thought the OP might be subscribed to this thread.

 
As a guest poster?
As a relatively new member on AU, please enlighten me as to how I could tell that the OP of the thread was a guest poster. Thanks!

 

Well - the name is always Guest_<name>_* (in this case Guest_Basil_*) and there will be a blank silhouette as the avatar with "Guests" under it.  I posted as a guest a few times and it's more difficult with a "challenge" involving lining up image blocks to form an exact image.

 

Plus, guests can only post in the "Guest Forum for Amtrak Questions" forum

 

 

But a member could start a topic on the Guest Forum.  It's kind of unusual, but I suppose it could happen if someone is starting a new topic that might have been of interest to several guests who might want to respond.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

The Station @ Williams Junction is not located on property owned by the GCRR - However it's located on BNSF Property in a small yard located at the Junction.   I've driven down there many of times.   To gain access into the yard you have to pass thru a gate and a cattle guard - but there are BNSF Property signs located all over. 

 

 However with the discontinuation of the Shuttle service to the GCRR Hotel - I doubt Amtrak will continue to serve the Williams Junction station...     I would contact the hotel directly as they will be running shuttle service to the Flagstaff Station - about a 25 min drive East on Interstate 40 from Williams AZ. 





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