Posts Tagged ‘amtrak california’

High speed rail will provide a connection from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours…in 2028. We hope. Until then, the only alternative to an uncomfortable trip in a plane or a car is the Coast Starlight, which departs LA at 10AM and arrives in Oakland around 12 hours later, depending on […]

Oct 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak California has set new ridership records on the Pacific Surfliner and the San Joaquins, leading Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty to proclaim “a rail renaissance is under way” in California in the agency’s press release: In a state noted for its freeways, Californians are riding trains in unprecedented numbers. In 2012-13, Amtrak California carried a […]

Nov 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak today announced that fiscal year 2013, which ended on September 30, saw record ridership for the railroad: Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in fiscal-year 2013, which marked the railroad’s 10th ridership record in the past 11 fiscal years. During FY2013, which ended Sept. 30, Amtrak’s state-supported corridor services logged a new record […]

Oct 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Passenger rail is quickly becoming a major travel choice between the Los Angeles area and San Diego. It makes sense, given the regular traffic jams on Interstate 5 and the reliable, comfortable service on the Pacific Surfliner. On days where freeway traffic is bad, the Surfliner is often faster than the car when going from […]

Jul 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized