An Amtrak California Express Thruway Motorcoach in Sacramento
This Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoach is used to transport passengers from San Joaquin trains in Merced, California, to Los Banos, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Salinas, and the Monterey Bay Peninsula.
Thruway Motorcoach is Amtrak's system of Amtrak-owned intercity coaches, locally contracted transit buses, through-ticketed local bus routes and taxi services to connect Amtrak train stations to areas not served by its railroads. Train and Thruway Motorcoach tickets are purchased together from Amtrak for the length of a passenger's journey, and the connections are timed for convenient dedicated and guaranteed-reliable transfers between the two services. In addition to providing connecting service to unserved areas, some Thruway Motorcoaches operate as redundant service along well-established passenger rail corridors to add extra capacity.
Boston (South Station) to Portland, ME – Portland/Boston Flexpass is valid on Concord Coach or Downeaster runs between Portland and Boston – no reservations required (The Downeaster serves Boston-North Station, while Concord Coach serves Boston-South Station)
Replaced Thruway Motorcoach service
Thruway Motorcoach service has been replaced by through-ticketed local transit on the following California segments: