Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:26 PM
Amtrak has no station baggage services in Vancouver, BC, it is all Via. Checked bags on the Cascades are handled by the Amtrak train crew, not the station, and checked bags on the the Cascades in Vancouver must be claimed IMMEDIATELY upon arrival before going through Canadian Customs. So there are no "Amtrak day storage charges" because there is no Amtrak day storage there.
While I don't have experience really early in the morning in Vancouver, all Via services are available by the arrival of the morning Cascades at 11:40. I've been taking the Cascades up to connect with the eastbound Canadian regularly about once a year for the last few years. After clearing Customs, I immediately go to the Via desk, check my big bag through, and day check my carry ons so I can spend the day in baggage free in Vancouver. BTW, Via does not charge for day checking bags for Sleeper Plus and Prestige passengers.
Edited by zephyr17, 08 March 2018 - 06:28 PM.
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Other: BC Rail Cariboo Dayliner, Alaska Railroad, Eurostar, Thalys, DB, Netherlands Rail, Austrian Railways, BR, Korail (conventional), Korail KTX