Bus Service Update, Feb. 13-14: Major Delays, Possible Cancellations to/from Truckee/Reno; Highway 50 Still Closed

Savannah Kuang What's New

Updated: February 14, 2017

Service Between Auburn and Truckee/Reno
Buses between Auburn and Truckee/Reno are operating; however, service continues to be subject to delay due to mudslides and other weather-related issues.

To check on the status of your trip, or re-book your travel, you can call 1-800-USA-RAIL (skip the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor” phone prompt so that you can be connected directly with Amtrak Customer Service.)

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

Service Between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe
Highway 50 is closed and connecting bus service between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe is cancelled through Friday, February 17. Regular bus service is running between Sacramento and Placerville however.


Updated: February 13, 2017

Service Between Auburn and Truckee/Reno
There have been several mudslides over the past couple of days — including this afternoon — on I-80, and while we are doing our best to run service east of Auburn, the situation is changing very quickly, and passengers should expect significant delays and possible cancellations. To check on the status of your trip, or re-book your travel, you can call 1-800-USA-RAIL (skip the “Press 1 for Capitol Corridor” phone prompt so that you can be connected directly with Amtrak Customer Service.)

Service Between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe
Due to an earlier mudslide, Highway 50 is closed indefinitely. This means connecting bus service between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe is cancelled until further notice. Regular bus service is running between Sacramento and Placerville however.

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: February 10, 2017

Highway 80 is closed at Truckee due to a mudslide. Connecting bus service is cancelled at all stops east of Auburn. Regular service is running between Sacramento and Auburn.

In addition, Highway 50 is closed, resulting in the cancellation of service between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Buses are operating between Sacramento and Placerville.