Southland-Sacramento Amtrak Train Begins
Riders can now take Amtrak’s San Joaquin train from Bakersfield to Sacramento without having to connect to the state capital by bus. Last week, Amtrak began running one train per day on the route, leaving from Bakersfield at 5:45 p.m. and arriving in Sacramento at 11:15 p.m.; the southbound train leaves Sacramento at 6:20 a.m. Bakersfield-Sacramento one-way fares are about $39. Amtrak continues to run San Joaquin trains four times a day that end in Oakland; as before, riders can get off in Stockton and board a bus to Sacramento. Also, Amtrak is now requiring reservations on all San Joaquin trains and connecting buses. Reservations: tel. (800) USA-RAIL.