Winter Weather Update: Connecting Bus Service East of Auburn Cancelled

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Updated January 12
While weather conditions in the Sierra have improved, Capitol Corridor connecting bus service continues to experience cancellations and delays. Currently, there is no service at Colfax, Truckee, or Reno. There is service between Sacramento and Auburn and Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe; however, these are subject to delay, especially the service to/from South Lake Tahoe.

We encourage passengers planning to take connecting bus service, especially to and from the Sierra, to call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL beforehand to check on the status of their trip. (When you call, ignore the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor Customer Service” prompt and stay on the line to speak to an Amtrak Customer Services representative.)

For current road conditions, visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” or call the California Highway Information Network’s automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Updated Tuesday, January 10
Connecting bus service east of Auburn is cancelled today and most likely tomorrow, January 11, due to blizzard and whiteout conditions in the Sierra. If you have reservations and need to reschedule or request a refund for your trip, please call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL. (When you call, ignore the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor Customer Service” prompt and stay on the line to speak to an Amtrak Customer Services representative.)

Other bus routes are still operating, but delays are possible due to heavy rain and flooding.

For current road conditions, visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” or call the California Highway Information Network’s automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Updated Friday, January 6
Severe winter weather is expected to move into Northern California early Saturday morning on January 7 and last through Wednesday, January 11, with up to two feet of snow expected at higher elevations on Saturday and into Sunday before turning to rain. During this time, connecting bus service from Sacramento to Reno and South Lake Tahoe will likely experience delays and cancellations.

Additionally, other Capitol Corridor connecting bus routes may experience delays throughout the weekend and possibly longer due to the storms and potential flooding.

We encourage passengers planning to take connecting bus service, especially to and from the Sierra, to call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL beforehand to check on the status of their trip. (When you call, ignore the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor Customer Service” prompt and stay on the line to speak to an Amtrak Customer Services representative.)

For current road conditions, visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” or call the California Highway Information Network’s automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).


Update Thursday, January 5
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With clearing weather on Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6, connecting bus service should be on time between Sacramento and Auburn. However, service east of Auburn is still subject to delays due to chaining requirements. Another storm is expected to come in later on Friday, January 6 and continue through Sunday, January 8. This may cause additional delays, as well as cancellations. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

For current road conditions, visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” or call the California Highway Information Network’s automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Updated Monday, January 2:
Due to severe winter weather and road conditions expected through Thursday, January 5, connecting bus service between Auburn and Reno and Auburn and South Lake Tahoe is experiencing delays and even last-minute cancellations. We are encouraging passengers travelling to and from these regions to delay their travel until after the storms pass as weather and road conditions can change at a moment’s notice.

We will continue to update this page with any new information about our connecting bus service as it becomes available. In the meantime, for current road conditions, visit Caltrans’ “QuickMap” or by calling the California Highway Information Network’s automated phone service at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

If you do decide to cancel your travel plans on the Capitol Corridor, please call Amtrak Customer Service at 800-USA-RAIL to request a refund or change your travel date. (When you call, ignore the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor Customer Service” prompt and stay on the line to speak to an Amtrak Customer Services representative.)