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    The State, through the Department of Transportation's Rail Section is responsible for freight and passenger rail planning and operations, as well as for representing railroad customers on service issues.
Amtrak Cascades - All Aboard! Projects, Committees, News and More

State employees can make connections on Amtrak Cascades

State employees: consider taking the train​! Enjoy benefits such as pre-tax deductions (for your commute) or using the SPOTS card (for state business travel). Leisure travel? Check out our discounts and promotions​!


Updated Amtrak Cascades

We updated the weekend/holiday southbound train from Portland: it now leaves at 9:35 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m., providing a little more conven​ience for our leisure travelers!​ See the current schedule plus promotions, including discounts to University of Oregon home basketball games. 

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Amtrak Cascades Station Stop Policy​

The Oregon Department of Transportation worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation to develop a corridor-wide policy on station stops for the Amtrak Cascades intercity passenger rail service. The Station Stop Policy was formally adopted by the agencies on June 1, 2016. The policy and associated guidance establishes a process and approach for outlining the data and facts needed to determine the value and benefit of proposed station stop changes to the Amtrak Cascades corridor. Please see the Station Stop Policy webpage for more information.

Salem Railroad Baggage Depot 

The Oregon Department of Transportation is pleased to partner with several organizations, agencies and individuals to restore the historic Baggage Depot at the Salem Railroad Station.

Oregon Passenger Rail EIS project

The Oregon Department of Transportation is conducting the Oregon Passenger Rail Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Project as the next step in improving passenger rail service in the Oregon segment of the federally designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor between Eugene and Portland.