Amtrak San Joaquins Announces Upcoming Service Increase and Schedule Change

September 23, 2021

Amtrak San Joaquins Announces Upcoming Service Increase and Schedule Change

Amtrak San Joaquins Announces New Thruway Bus Stop at
Humboldt State University 
Connecting students across the San Joaquins Valley

(September 23, Stockton, CA) – As colleges and universities are returning to in-person learning, Amtrak San Joaquins has added a new, more convenient stop on campus for the students of Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata. 

The new Route 7 bus stop at HSU provides easily accessible drop-off and pick-up services on LK Wood Boulevard at the entrance to College Creek Field beginning at 6:55 AM daily. The stop is the latest addition to Amtrak San Joaquin’s network of major destinations including Napa Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles and Bay Area connections.  Now, students have an affordable and comfortable alternative for traveling throughout the San Joaquin Valley, connecting to other major areas, and while taking advantage of multiple discount opportunities including the 15% everyday discount and 6Tix Student Pass that saves up to 30% when purchasing six one-way tickets valid for a 365-day period.

“We’re so excited to be able to provide an on-campus stop for our over 6,000 students, faculty and staff to travel on Amtrak San Joaquins,” said Krista Paddock, Parking & Commuter Services Coordinator at Humboldt State. “The HSU community comes from around the state with over 30% from the Central Valley and Los Angeles area, so it’s great to have this transportation option right here on campus.”

The bus is equipped with Wi-Fi, ADA-accessible seats, restrooms, and charger outlets. The route passes through beautiful Northern California providing glimpses of places like Eureka, Garberville, Ukiah, Santa Rosa, and Napa on its way to Martinez. At Martinez, riders can transfer to Amtrak San Joaquins trains heading to the Bay Area and Central Valley.

“As ridership increases on Amtrak San Joaquins, we are really proud to respond to student feedback and provide a convenient new stop at Humboldt State to easily connect to our Route 7 service,” said David Lipari, Marketing Manager at SJRRC. “We hope that students and staff at the school take advantage of our service to serve their travel needs from visiting family to exploring new destinations.”

The service to and from the new bus stop is as follows:

Amtrak San Joaquins is taking measures to protect public health and safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the website for more information on COVID-19 safety:

About the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA)

Since July 2015, SJJPA has been responsible for the management and administration of Amtrak San Joaquins. SJJPA is governed by Board Members representing each of the ten (10) Member Agencies along the 365-mile San Joaquins Corridor. For more information on SJJPA see Amtrak San Joaquins is Amtrak’s 6th busiest route with 1.1 million annual riders and 18 stations providing a safe, comfortable, and reliable way to travel throughout California. Prior to service modifications due to the COVID-19 crisis, Amtrak San Joaquins ran 7 daily train roundtrips and its Thruway buses provided connecting service to 135 destinations in California and Nevada including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Napa Valley, Las Vegas and Reno. To book your next trip, visit or call 1-800-USA-RAIL


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