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Grand Canyon Railway to discontinue Amtrak shuttle service

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Sure wasn't clear to me, and I have been poking around Williams and Flagstaff asking questions. I don't see any service advisory on Amtrak website.. So, anyway, thank you for the information. I am not going to use this service, but since I am a tour guide of sorts for National Park Service I give out all kinds of advice. It is a rather time wasting proposition to and from the west, more practical to and from the east.

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If you try to book travel after the first of the year to WMA, it shows you going through Flagstaff to WMH, and then a self transfer to WMA.

 

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Well, at least they got the bus connection to both trains, but it's going to be *quite unpopular* with the 11 PM hike along the streets of Williams.

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No change for cyclists. No baggage service at Williams, so no bikes, except folders. They'd have to go to Flagstaff anyway. It's actually a service upgrade: the thruway is a new Plan B, if the weather or arrival times or whatever turn ugly.

 

It would be different if Amtrak long distance staff could ever figure out how to deal with a bicycle at a station that doesn't have baggage service. Maybe they could ask the 8 year old kids who have figured out how to do it on the corridor trains?

 

 

How about the4am bike?

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No change for cyclists. No baggage service at Williams, so no bikes, except folders. They'd have to go to Flagstaff anyway. It's actually a service upgrade: the thruway is a new Plan B, if the weather or arrival times or whatever turn ugly.

 

It would be different if Amtrak long distance staff could ever figure out how to deal with a bicycle at a station that doesn't have baggage service. Maybe they could ask the 8 year old kids who have figured out how to do it on the corridor trains?

 

 

How about the4am bike?

 

I think greatcats meant "hike" in response to neroden's post "...it's going to be *quite unpopular* with the 11 PM hike along the streets of Williams.

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Fair enough.

 

I think greatcats meant "hike" in response to neroden's post "...it's going to be *quite unpopular* with the 11 PM hike along the streets of Williams.

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Typo or not, I thank you for it. Led me to this:

 

Man vs. Machine Bike Race

 

Love the picture – that's a t-shirt I'd wear with pride:

 

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I've seen promos for the Man vs Machine event the past couple of years. A cyclist co-worker took interest in the event. I'll have to show him your photo / T-shirt at work tomorrow!

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