Amtrak begins new Thruway shuttle service to Phoenix

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PHOENIX — Beginning May 1, Amtrak began operating a Thruway bus connecting service in Maricopa, Ariz., for passengers traveling on the tri-weekly Sunset Limited-Texas Eagle service wanting to travel to the Tempe and Phoenix areas. Stagecoach Express is operating the shuttle service on the days the Sunset Limited operates through Maricopa.

Thruway stops include:
• Macayo’s Depot Cantina, 300 South Ash Avenue, Tempe
• Phoenix (Metro Center Transit Station), 9617 North Metro Parkway West, Phoenix
• Phoenix Airport, 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd., Terminal 2 – Outside Door 8 – Intercity Shuttle Island (shuttle staff available 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.).

Amtrak was forced to eliminate direct service to Phoenix in 1996 when Union Pacific downgraded the line west of the city that connected to the Sunset Route near Yuma, Ariz. Maricopa, about 40 miles south of downtown Phoenix, has been the Phoenix stop ever since.

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