Nov. 14, 2012
For more information: Shelley M. Snow, ODOT Public Affairs (503) 986-3438 (cell: 503-881-5362)
PORTLAND — Amtrak will offer additional direct Cascades Thruway Motorcoach service from the University of Oregon to Portland Union Station on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, two of the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving week. The buses will stop on campus at 1320 East 15th Avenue, across from the Student Recreation Center. Most buses will also serve Salem and Albany, Ore. Convenient train connections are available at Portland.
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, buses will depart the campus at 7:00 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. Motorcoaches departing at 1:20 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. will travel non-stop after Eugene Amtrak station to Portland.
On Sunday, Nov. 25, buses will arrive on campus at 2:10 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and later on Monday morning, Nov. 26, at 2:00 a.m.
Amtrak Thruway Holiday buses and daily Thruway service are offered at the campus in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation. Regular one-way motorcoach fares are available between the University of Oregon and Albany ($14); the University and Salem ($17); and between the University and Portland ($27). Reservations are required.
One-way Amtrak Cascades train fares start as low as $53 between Eugene and Seattle. Regular Amtrak Cascades train service continues to operate at the Amtrak station in Eugene at 433 Willamette Street.
operates two daily round trips between Eugene and Seattle via Portland; one daily round trip between Portland and Seattle; one between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and one between Portland and Vancouver, B.C. via Seattle. Amtrak
is operated by Amtrak in partnership with the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation. For Amtrak Cascades fares and schedules, visit AmtrakCascades.com