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Posted 24 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

I have a ticket booked for one of the days that may detour. Fingers crossed we go through the Central Valley and not down the dramatic Coast Route.

"Regular" passenger's would be upset over the detour.... ;)

I suppose you are riding southbound?  Or perhaps round trip?


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

Sounds to me like the OP is riding northbound on the 28th

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:44 PM

Please post a trip report.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:14 AM

I just got a customer service alert for my upcoming trip on the Starlight.  The southbound (at least) will be detouring over Tehachapi 4/27-4/29.  I am on the southbound leaving Seattle 4/27, so will detour 4/28.

 

Any one the "UP trackwork" on the Coast line that is causing the detour.  This seems kind of last minute.

 

 

Sounds to me like the OP is riding northbound on the 28th

"OP",  meaning the original poster? ;)


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Posted Yesterday, 12:18 AM

Please post a trip report.

I've never done one proper, although I sort of did a "live from" report, on last year's Autumn Excursion....

Maybe I'll give it a try....


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Posted Yesterday, 10:30 AM

Received this e-mail just now from Amtrak:

 

"Due to track work, the Coast Starlight will be rerouted April 27 through April 29  The reroute will run in both directions between Oakland and Los Angeles.  The train will run through the San Joaquin Valley, instead of along the coast, traveling through the historic Tehachapi Loop.  Departure and arrival times will remain the same.  We're sorry for the inconvenience."

 

I guess that makes it Official.  Last chance if anybody still wants to get on-board!


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Posted Yesterday, 10:50 AM

Yesssss!  I just got the same call... :)


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Posted Yesterday, 11:03 AM

In spite of this, Northbound on Friday April 27 they're still selling tickets LAX to Salinas, so the notification is not entirely consistent...


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Posted Yesterday, 11:28 AM

I got the same phone call and email. Kudos to Amtrak for trying to reach people who may be disappointed about the detour.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:54 PM

I think the work window doesn't go into effect until Friday night, so it makes sense the northbound is still on the Coast Line. 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:05 PM

So the notice wasn't really clear...it only affects those departing on the 27th from the north end of the route traveling overnight beyond Oakland...and those departing that end on the 29th should be on the regular on the 30th.   In other words....11(27 and 28), and 14(28 and 29)....does that sound right?


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Posted Yesterday, 06:21 PM

I just got the phone notice today and it said both northbound and southbound and the dates.  The impression that gave was all Coast Starlight trains on the 27th, 28th, and 29th.  However, that may be a bit more of a blanket than it really is.  That announcement is also only going out to those passengers who are affected, so if they don't call people on 14 on the 27th, they won't be confused.  As I said above, my understanding is the work window does not go into effect until after the outbound rush hour on the 27th.

 

I haven't seen a general service advisory on this posted on Amtrak.com either.  Everything I have gotten is because I am an affected passenger :) , not as a general announcement.


Edited by zephyr17, Yesterday, 06:23 PM.

Pre Amtrak: SP Coast Daylight, AT&SF San Diegan, AT&SF Super Chief, D&RGW Rio Grande Zephyr

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Posted Today, 09:53 AM

In other words....11(27 and 28), and 14(28 and 29)....does that sound right?

Also 11(29).


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Posted Today, 09:57 AM

I haven't seen a general service advisory on this posted on Amtrak.com either.  Everything I have gotten is because I am an affected passenger :) , not as a general announcement.

The General Service Advisory is on the Website now, for the first time.  For Surfliner (between Oxnard and Chatsworth), and for Coast Starlight:

**Coast Starlight Train 11 April 27 - 29 and Train 14 April 28 - 29

**These trains will detour between Oakland and Los Angeles and will not make stops at San Jose, Salinas, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Van Nuys and Burbank. Passengers traveling to those destinations can use local travel services.

**    Trains 11 and 14 may incur up to 60-minute delays on the detour route.
**    Bus 4011 will connect with Train 11 and will operate between Oakland and San Luis Obispo, making intermediate station stops at San Jose, Salinas and Paso Robles.


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Posted Today, 10:04 AM

The General Service Advisory is on the Website now, for the first time.  For Surfliner (between Oxnard and Chatsworth)...

 

Looks like the Surfliner will use a Bus Bridge.  Checking 4/28, LAX to Goleta... the route now includes a Bus from Chatsworth to Oxnard (for certain runs), or a Bus from Chatsworth to Goleta (for other runs).

 

Always something new!


 


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Posted Today, 10:55 AM

 

The General Service Advisory is on the Website now, for the first time.  For Surfliner (between Oxnard and Chatsworth)...

 

Looks like the Surfliner will use a Bus Bridge.  Checking 4/28, LAX to Goleta... the route now includes a Bus from Chatsworth to Oxnard (for certain runs), or a Bus from Chatsworth to Goleta (for other runs).

 

Always something new!

 

I'm actually a bit surprised they bothered. With the bridge work down near San Diego they weren't offering any alternative transportation for a couple of the weekends the line was closed. I actually find that unacceptable and am happy to see there will be buses available.



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Posted Today, 11:20 AM

I am wondering why Train 11 will detour three days, and Train 14 only two days.... :unsure:


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Posted Today, 11:24 AM

I am wondering why Train 11 will detour three days, and Train 14 only two days.... :unsure:

It is because of the schedule of the trains. On the first day, 14 goes through the construction area before the work begins while 11 does not.

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Posted Today, 11:29 AM

My understanding is Metrolink is putting a hard work window that starts after the Friday rush hour (9 pm?).  If 11 is on time, it would make it through before the work window, but if it ran late, it might be stranded short of LA, so they are detouring it.


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