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Date: 03/23/20 19:28
San Joaquins Service Reduction Details
Author: milepost20

Changes will take effect this Thursday 3/26.  In summation both Sacramento to Bakersfield roundtrips will
be dropped along with one Oakland to Bakersfield train pair(714/717) leaving four OKJ-BFD roundtrips.
Today's press release from the San Joaquins Joint Powers Authority:

(STOCKTON, Calif.) – March 23, 2020 –  The San Joaquins Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) and Amtrak are working
closely with local, state, and federal public health agencies to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation
closely. Following severe travel restrictions along the corridor, Amtrak San Joaquins is reducing service due
to the drop in ridership and revenue, while also maintaining appropriate social distancing abilities aboard the trains.  

As of March 23, Amtrak San Joaquins ridership is down approximately 70%. To help contain costs and continue to operate
essential transportation services for our riders, SJJPA and Amtrak will be making the following operational adjustments,
beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020:

Train Service Suspensions: Due to reduced demand, Amtrak San Joaquins trains 701, 702, 703, 704, 714, and 717
will be suspended. We’ve reduced trains with lowest ridership to mitigate the effects on riders still needing to
utilize service or essential travel. The suspensions eliminate all direct train service to Lodi and Sacramento.
Lodi and Sacramento will continue to be served by Thruway Buses to/from all operating trains.

Suspension of Café Car Service: To eliminate risks from food handling and reduce unnecessary onboard passenger
movement, Café Car Service will be suspended. Emergency snack packs and water will be distributed to riders
free of charge. SJJPA and Amtrak encourage passengers to prepare ahead of time to bring their own food and drinks.

Closure of Stations: To focus resources on essential transportation functions, the following station lobbies will be closed: 
Hanford (HNF), Fresno (FNO), Merced (MCD), Modesto (MOD), and Martinez (MTZ). Note: Trains will stop at all
closed stations. 

Bakersfield (BFD), Stockton (SKN), Sacramento (SAC), Emeryville (EMY), and Oakland (OKJ) will operate with
reduced staff and hours. Tickets can still be purchased via amtraksanjoaquins.com, Amtrak Mobile App, 1-800-USA-RAIL,
and onboard from the conductor with cash.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/23/20 19:31 by milepost20.



Date: 03/23/20 21:20
Re: San Joaquins Service Reduction Details
Author: goduckies

Martinez is still open

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Date: 03/23/20 21:33
Re: San Joaquins Service Reduction Details
Author: jst3751

goduckies Wrote:
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> Martinez is still open
>
> Posted from Android

Is today March 26?



Date: 03/24/20 15:37
Re: San Joaquins Service Reduction Details
Author: goduckies

They sent outa follow up on their capital corridor post saying Martinez and davis were still open

Posted from Android



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