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Kick Off the Holiday Season in Martinez
November 16, 2023

        Amtrak San Joaquins is excited to partner with Downtown Martinez for the Holiday Sparkle Sip and Shop on November 25!   This annual event, taking place Saturday from 1PM – 4PM, gives residents and visitors the chance to stroll downtown Martinez, choosing from over 25 wines to sip from while shopping …

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San Francisco Bus Stop Temporary Relocation (Updated)
November 13, 2023

Effective Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Thruway bus service to San Francisco will return to its normal pick-up/drop-off location at 555 Mission Street.  

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Amtrak San Joaquins Pilot Provides More Affordable Fares
November 1, 2023

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2023 STOCKTON, CA – To boost train ticket affordability and streamline service, Amtrak® San JoaquinsSM will offer savings for two types of travelers – customers booking early and for those that travel on off-peak trains. Beginning November 1, 2023, and concluding June 30, 2024, the pilot will provide …

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Celebrate Oakland Style
October 19, 2023

Looking for plans this weekend? Take Amtrak San Joaquins to experience Oakland Style – a series of 50+ events that celebrates The Town’s art, fashion, music, cuisine, and culture.

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Trains 714 and 717 Canceled for October 13, 2023
October 12, 2023

Passengers ticketed to travel on Friday, October 13, trains 714 and 717 are canceled

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Route 3 – Oroville Stop Relocation
October 9, 2023

Effective Thursday, October 12, 2023, the Oroville bus stop will be relocating from its current location of Highway 70 & Grand Ave and the park-n-ride and moving to 2550 Feather River Boulevard.

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ADA Boarding Virtual Public Presentation
September 27, 2023

The ACE Rail system, managed by SJRRC, and San Joaquins system, managed by SJJPA, will be designed and implemented to ensure that all passengers with disabilities can access the train cars

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Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day With A Getaway
September 27, 2023

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate Mom (and grandma) than with a weekend getaway! Let Amtrak San Joaquins be your chauffeur. Have everyone relax, enjoy spacious seating, free Wifi, and relish in a smooth ride

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Amtrak San Joaquins to Run Special Discounted Trains to Allensworth State Historic Park
September 25, 2023

Trains will bring visitors to celebrate site unique to California’s African American history

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Enjoy These Four Great Martinez Destinations!
September 20, 2023

Martinez, the birthplace of the world famous concoction, the Martini, has prolonged more luncheons, launched more jokes

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Stockton, CA, A Gem Along the Delta
September 20, 2023

From its charming waterfront to its diverse culinary scene and abundant cultural attractions, Stockton, CA, is a true gem within the Central Valley. At Amtrak San Joaquins, we invite you to explore a city that embodies the true essence of Central California. Stockton has many fun shops, museums, activities, and restaurants to try and explore. Amtrak …

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Private: Take Amtrak San Joaquins to Oakland!
September 14, 2023

Escape the Central Valley heat and take Amtrak San Joaquins to Oakland for the day or weekend and explore The Town. Amtrak San Joaquins takes you right to Jack London Square which is full of restaurants, bars, shops, and more. Get your Amtrak San Joaquins ticket today!   Read on for great destinations you can visit …

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Sit Back & Relax this Labor Day with Amtrak San Joaquins
September 1, 2022

This Labor Day weekend, you deserve a break—so why not sit back and enjoy a relaxing, scenic train ride to any of Amtrak San Joaquins’ 100+ destinations all over California?

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Ways you can be prepared this Rail Safety Month!
August 31, 2022

Do you notice signs or warnings around train tracks when you visit the train station? Are you easily distracted by your phone, wear headphones, and let other things prevent you from hearing a train? If you are involved in an emergency around train tracks, are you prepared? Amtrak San Joaquins keeps you in the Know for Rail Safety Month and steps you can take to prepare.

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Back to School with Amtrak San Joaquins
August 12, 2022

As summer winds down, many students prepare for the new school year, whether heading to a new college or university campus or walking a few blocks from home. Amtrak San Joaquins is here to help you transition into a new chapter of life.

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Outside Lands Music Festival
August 4, 2022

The chillest music and arts festival is back this weekend at San Francisco’s world renowned Golden Gate Park. From the Amtrak San Joaquins bus stop on Mission Street, the park is just a 20-minute Uber/Lyft ride, or you can hop on MUNI and it’ll take you directly to the festival! You can also take the train into Emeryville (EMY) or Richmond (RIC) and then hop on BART for a cost-effective and safe trip to OSL!

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Battle of the Bay
August 3, 2022

Who will win this year’s Battle of the Bay, the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics? Attendees can travel to the event with a 50% reduced ticket price to cheer on their favorite Bay Area team and watch as the two regional talents battle it out on the baseball field.

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RIDER ALERT: YARTS service for Highway 140 resumes today, Thursday, 7/28/22.
July 28, 2022

It’s the beginning of July which can only mean one thing; fireworks, barbeques, swimming, lake activities, and fun local celebrations. Our Friends and Family discount is the perfect way to travel this Independence Day weekend. Let Amtrak be your guide to the local destinations in celebration of America’s Freedom.

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Stay Cool this Summer with these Fun Water Activities
July 22, 2022

The summer temperatures are heating up, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than to cool off with some fun and adventurous water activities. At Amtrak San Joaquins, we wanted to highlight some fun local activities along the San Joaquins route that will help you and your family combat the heat. Our Friends and Family discount is the perfect way to help get you to these fun destinations.

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Rider Alert: Due to the Washburn Fire, Route 41 is temporarily closed
July 12, 2022

It’s the beginning of July which can only mean one thing; fireworks, barbeques, swimming, lake activities, and fun local celebrations. Our Friends and Family discount is the perfect way to travel this Independence Day weekend. Let Amtrak be your guide to the local destinations in celebration of America’s Freedom.

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Enjoy these sizzling 4th July events, and let Amtrak San Joaquins be your local guide!
June 30, 2022

It’s the beginning of July which can only mean one thing; fireworks, barbeques, swimming, lake activities, and fun local celebrations. Our Friends and Family discount is the perfect way to travel this Independence Day weekend. Let Amtrak be your guide to the local destinations in celebration of America’s Freedom.

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Celebrating Juneteenth
June 20, 2022

Juneteenth has been gaining national traction and popularity in recent years. The day slavery ended in the United States was when the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas—making June 19th (Juneteenth) African American Independence Day or Freedom Day!

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Amtrak x Father’s Day
June 16, 2022

Father’s Day is this weekend and it’s not too late to plan a day trip or weekend getaway for the father figure in your life, and Amtrak San Joaquins will get you there! Already have plans?

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PRIDE Month
June 9, 2022

Come celebrate Pride Month at these locations along the Amtrak San Joaquins Corridor

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Kick Off the Holiday Season in Martinez
November 16, 2023

        Amtrak San Joaquins is excited to partner with Downtown Martinez for the Holiday Sparkle Sip and Shop on November 25!   This annual event, taking place Saturday from 1PM – 4PM, gives residents and visitors the chance to stroll downtown Martinez, choosing from over 25 wines to sip from while shopping …

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Martinez Read More »

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San Francisco Bus Stop Temporary Relocation (Updated)
November 13, 2023

Effective Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Thruway bus service to San Francisco will return to its normal pick-up/drop-off location at 555 Mission Street.  

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Trains 714 and 717 Canceled for October 13, 2023
October 12, 2023

Passengers ticketed to travel on Friday, October 13, trains 714 and 717 are canceled

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Route 3 – Oroville Stop Relocation
October 9, 2023

Effective Thursday, October 12, 2023, the Oroville bus stop will be relocating from its current location of Highway 70 & Grand Ave and the park-n-ride and moving to 2550 Feather River Boulevard.

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ADA Boarding Virtual Public Presentation
September 27, 2023

The ACE Rail system, managed by SJRRC, and San Joaquins system, managed by SJJPA, will be designed and implemented to ensure that all passengers with disabilities can access the train cars

Read More
Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day With A Getaway
September 27, 2023

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate Mom (and grandma) than with a weekend getaway! Let Amtrak San Joaquins be your chauffeur. Have everyone relax, enjoy spacious seating, free Wifi, and relish in a smooth ride

Read More
Service Alert: Thruway Bus Service to Pasadena
September 14, 2023

Due to an event in Pasadena on Saturday, September 16th Thruway Buses 5415, 5419, and 5402 will not stop at Pasadena. recent blog posts View All

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Rider Alert: Amtrak San Joaquins Service to bypass Lodi on Monday, September 4, 2023
August 30, 2023

Attention Amtrak San Joaquins Customers Bridge work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect San Joaquins service on Monday, September 4, as described below. Schedule times listed on AmtrakSanJoaquins.com have been updated to reflect these changes. Monday, September 4   Train 703, which normally operates between Bakersfield and Sacramento, will bypass the station stop of Lodi …

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Rider Alert: Thruway Bus Service Canceled Between Bakersfield and Los Angeles
August 30, 2023

Due to wet road conditions and possible flooding, Thruway Bus service between Bakersfield and Los Angeles will be suspended starting on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 6:00p. Service will resume starting at 9:30a on Monday, August 21, 2023.

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A Train Tour of California: Your Guide to Merced
August 28, 2023

Want a taste of California’s picturesque landscapes without trekking all the way up to Yosemite National Park, or need a pit stop to break up the long trip across California? Look no further than Merced-a hidden gem along the Amtrak San Joaquins route brimming with history, culture, and scenic natural beauty. From fishing and boating …

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Celebrate PRIDE Month!
June 5, 2023

Celebrate Pride Month this June with an exciting journey through the San Joaquins corridor and beyond! Cities along our route will be hosting various unique and vibrant pride events.

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Allensworth Juneteenth Celebration
June 4, 2023

Juneteenth is the heartbeat of African American freedom and celebrations, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with Amtrak San Joaquins and the Town of Allensworth, California.

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Celebrate Oakland Style
October 19, 2023

Looking for plans this weekend? Take Amtrak San Joaquins to experience Oakland Style – a series of 50+ events that celebrates The Town’s art, fashion, music, cuisine, and culture.

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Celebrate PRIDE Month!
June 5, 2023

Celebrate Pride Month this June with an exciting journey through the San Joaquins corridor and beyond! Cities along our route will be hosting various unique and vibrant pride events.

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Jump into Spring with Amtrak San Joaquins 
April 5, 2023

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to take a break, and riding with us is the perfect thing to do as the weather warms up and the rain fades away. We are here to make the journey home or to any destination within California easier through Amtrak San Joaquins

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Military and Veterans discounts you can use to take to these fun local events this long weekend!
November 10, 2022

This week we want to highlight and recognize our Veterans and Military personnel. We are truly grateful to those who have served our country. Amtrak San Joaquins is proud to offer discounted travel for military personnel, offering a year-round 15% discount to all Veterans and active duty military personnel, their spouses, and dependents. We also welcome uniformed military personnel to the head of the ticket line.

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Save on this Spooky Deal and enjoy these Haunting Halloween Events
October 28, 2022

Spooky scary savings are still available with Amtrak San Joaquins! Feel extra festive? For the month of October, you can buy one ticket and get one FREE when you travel with Amtrak San Joaquins! Sit back and relax as we escort you to all the ghoulish and festive Halloween parties and activities throughout the region.

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Outside Lands Music Festival
August 4, 2022

The chillest music and arts festival is back this weekend at San Francisco’s world renowned Golden Gate Park. From the Amtrak San Joaquins bus stop on Mission Street, the park is just a 20-minute Uber/Lyft ride, or you can hop on MUNI and it’ll take you directly to the festival! You can also take the train into Emeryville (EMY) or Richmond (RIC) and then hop on BART for a cost-effective and safe trip to OSL!

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Battle of the Bay
August 3, 2022

Who will win this year’s Battle of the Bay, the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics? Attendees can travel to the event with a 50% reduced ticket price to cheer on their favorite Bay Area team and watch as the two regional talents battle it out on the baseball field.

Read More
Stay Cool this Summer with these Fun Water Activities
July 22, 2022

The summer temperatures are heating up, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than to cool off with some fun and adventurous water activities. At Amtrak San Joaquins, we wanted to highlight some fun local activities along the San Joaquins route that will help you and your family combat the heat. Our Friends and Family discount is the perfect way to help get you to these fun destinations.

Read More
Celebrating Juneteenth
June 20, 2022

Juneteenth has been gaining national traction and popularity in recent years. The day slavery ended in the United States was when the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas—making June 19th (Juneteenth) African American Independence Day or Freedom Day!

Read More
PRIDE Month
June 9, 2022

Come celebrate Pride Month at these locations along the Amtrak San Joaquins Corridor

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Your Connection to Local Breweries this National Beer Day
April 5, 2022

Amtrak San Joaquins is your connection to some of the best local breweries in California for National Beer Day this April 7th! Let San Joaquins be your designated driver—with free Wi-Fi, spacious seating, a dining car (serving beer!) and no traffic. Plus, save when you bring your crew along for the ride with the Friends & Family Discount! Just use code V302 at checkout.

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San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival
March 31, 2022

Come out and celebrate Japanese culture at the 55th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco April 9th-10th and April 16th-17th from 11-6pm!

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Amtrak San Joaquins Pilot Provides More Affordable Fares
November 1, 2023

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2023 STOCKTON, CA – To boost train ticket affordability and streamline service, Amtrak® San JoaquinsSM will offer savings for two types of travelers – customers booking early and for those that travel on off-peak trains. Beginning November 1, 2023, and concluding June 30, 2024, the pilot will provide …

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Amtrak San Joaquins to Run Special Discounted Trains to Allensworth State Historic Park
September 25, 2023

Trains will bring visitors to celebrate site unique to California’s African American history

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Amtrak San Joaquins to Allow Bus-Only Travel to All Bus Stop Pairs Along Route 7
August 30, 2023

Stockton, CA – Riders traveling on Amtrak’s San Joaquins Route 7, the Thruway Bus route extending from the Martinez Amtrak Station to Arcata (Cal Poly Humboldt) and encompassing a total of 18 stops, can now purchase bus-only tickets for all city pairs along the route.

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Amtrak California-Mask Requirements Effective Immediately
April 25, 2022

Attention Amtrak Customers
Mask requirements have recently been changed to recommended, but not required, onboard Amtrak Buses or Trains.

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Amtrak San Joaquins to restore 6th round-trip
October 22, 2021

(October 14, Stockton, CA) – Beginning on October 18th, Amtrak San Joaquins will restore the service’s 6th round-trip, which includes train connections between Sacramento and Bakersfield. In addition to implementing reinstated train service between Stockton and Sacramento, Amtrak San Joaquins will also be updating several Thruway Bus routes throughout its network.

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New Route 1 Bus Stop at Santa Monica Pier
October 22, 2021

(October 15, Stockton, CA) – Amtrak San Joaquins is pleased to announce that beginning October 18th, the Santa Monica Pier Thruway Bus stop, located at 1532 2nd Street, will serve as a new stop and terminus for Route 1c. Additionally, the provisions of SB 742 will be implemented on Route 1c, which was authored by Senator Ben Allen of Santa Monica, allowing the service to sell bus-only tickets for bus pairs along the route – including those to/from Santa Monica.

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#SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers
April 15, 2020

Amtrak San Joaquins to Join Transportation Partners Across the Country to #SoundTheHorn to Honor All Essential Workers   Coalition of transportation agencies join in solidarity to honor heroic workers across the country by giving two horn blasts at Noon PST on Thursday, April 16   (STOCKTON, Calif.) – April 16, 2020. The San Joaquins Joint …

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Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule Release October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019

SERVICE ALERT: Amtrak San Joaquins Schedule Effective October 28, 2019

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6Tix Student Pass
April 19, 2019

6Tix Student Pass Save 30% Off     The six-ride student pass is valid for a 365-day period.  The San Joaquins student six-ride pass is valid for all students with student ID on San Joaquins trains between the San Francisco Bay Area / Sacramento to Bakersfield/Southern California. recent blog posts View All

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50% Off Friends and Family
November 8, 2018

Take advantage of the great offer Amtrak San Joaquins has with it’s Friends and Family promotion.  Buy one ticket at full price and get up to five tickets half off!  

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San Francisco Bus Stop Temporary Relocation (Updated)
November 13, 2023

Effective Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Thruway bus service to San Francisco will return to its normal pick-up/drop-off location at 555 Mission Street.  

Read More
Rider Alert: Amtrak San Joaquins Service to bypass Lodi on Monday, September 4, 2023
August 30, 2023

Attention Amtrak San Joaquins Customers Bridge work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect San Joaquins service on Monday, September 4, as described below. Schedule times listed on AmtrakSanJoaquins.com have been updated to reflect these changes. Monday, September 4   Train 703, which normally operates between Bakersfield and Sacramento, will bypass the station stop of Lodi …

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Rider Alert: Thruway Bus Service Canceled Between Bakersfield and Los Angeles
August 30, 2023

Due to wet road conditions and possible flooding, Thruway Bus service between Bakersfield and Los Angeles will be suspended starting on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 6:00p. Service will resume starting at 9:30a on Monday, August 21, 2023.

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Rider Alert: LA Union Station Construction Project Impacts Thruway Bus Bay Access
May 17, 2023

Due to a construction project taking place at Los Angeles Union Station, the Thruway Bus Bays will not be accessible beginning May 22 through June 28, as described below:

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Attention Amtrak San Joaquin Riders
May 10, 2023

For immediate assistance call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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Attention Passengers and Thruway Bus Route 99 Riders
March 21, 2023

Hey travelers! The Bay Bridge is currently closed. Route 99 is currently suspended.

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Attention Yosemite Travelers (March 7-13)
March 7, 2023

An update for Yosemite travelers: the park has experienced significant amounts of snowfall over the past week and is closed to the public until further notice. Please read the above alerts regarding Thruway Bus Route 15A service.

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Attention Yosemite Travelers (March 1-3)
March 1, 2023

An update for Yosemite travelers: the park has experienced significant amounts of snowfall over the past week and is closed to the public until further notice. Please read the above alerts regarding Thruway Bus Route 15A service.

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Attention Passengers and Thruway Bus Riders (February 28 – March 2)
February 28, 2023

Hey travelers! Please read the following service adjustments carefully, as several Thruway Bus routes have been affected due to inclement weather throughout California.

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Attention Passengers and Thruway Bus Riders (February 24-27)
February 24, 2023

Attention passengers and thruway bus riders: Several of our services have been affected and/or suspended due to severe weather throughout California. Please read the above notices carefully for any disruptions to your route(s).

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Rider Alert 3/16/2022
March 16, 2022

ATTENTION PASSENGERS: Due to maintenance disruptions train 718/716 will be suspended in Corcoran with a bus connection to Bakersfield and train 711/717 will be delayed departing Corcoran.

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Rider Alert 2/23/2022
February 23, 2022

Rider Alert 2/23/2022

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