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AMTRAK INCREASES LOCAL SERVICE NEWHALL STATION LINKED WITH TRAINS TO BAY AREA.

Byline: Lisa Mascaro Staff Writer

NEWHALL - Amtrak is making 10 daily stops at the Metrolink station to provide additional service at a traveler-oriented spot, officials said Tuesday.

Amtrak buses are stopping at the station in Newhall, rather than at a street stop near the Golden State Freeway, on the route that connects in Bakersfield with trains traveling between the Central Valley and Northern California.

``As ridership increases, we like to increase the service to meet riders' needs,'' said Kathy Sanders, manager of the Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach bus operations.

She estimated that 100 riders a month are using the new service, which began Oct. 29. There are five daily stops by northbound buses and five by buses headed south - an increase from the previous four in each direction.

The Amtrak buses previously stopped near a hotel and fast-food restaurant off the Golden State Freeway, Sanders said. The new stop, at the Jan Heidt Metrolink Station in Newhall, gives riders access to other public transportation and taxis, telephones and car parking.

``We'd like to let people know we are here. We are here to serve them,'' she said.

The buses connect with Amtrak's San Joaquin trains in Bakersfield for the trip north through the Central Valley to the San Francisco and Oakland area. Southbound trains make the same stops.

Buses connecting with the San Joaquin trains leave the Newhall stop at 2:40 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:50 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. They return from the Central Valley and Northern California at 1:35 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:05 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

The Newhall stop is at 24300 Railroad Ave. in Santa Clarita. For information, call Amtrak at (800) USA-RAIL.
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