NARP - Annual Meeting of Region 12
National Association of Railroad Passengers
Tour of Amtrak Reservation Call Center In Riverside, CA
Join the Annual Meeting of Region 12 National Association of Railroad Passengers,
Saturday, March 20, 1999. The hi-lite of the meeting will be a tour of the Amtrak Reservation
Call Center in Riverside. Visit the state of the art facility, now employing nearly 1,000 clerks
to handle Amtrak's growing call volume.
- See the new Southside Platform and Pedestrian Bridge in Riverside
- News update from the rail transportation scene
- Door Prizes
Depart Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station (4066 Vine Street between 14th Street and
Mission Inn Blvd.) for tour of Reservation Center.
Lunch at Spaghetti Factory, at Vine and Mission Inn Blvd. (Three Blocks from Metrolink Station).
Menu: Meat Lasagna, salad, bread, spumoni ice cream and coffee, tea, milk, or soft drinks.
Bar service available during lunch for individual purchases.
Metrolink now provides Saturday Service from Los Angeles direct to Riverside via the
San Bernardino line. Connections available with the Metrolink Lancaster / Santa Clarita line
Saturday Service in both directions. Refer to Metrolink schedules at
Sorry, no guaranteed Amtrak connections from Orange or Ventura County. Off Peak fares apply on
Saturday trains. Purchase on day of use.
Those traveling by Metrolink will be able to view Fontana Speedway Station, the new Rialto
Station Building, the new Metrolink storage tracks in San Bernardino, the large new BNSF
intermodal facility and the new UP track connection in Colton.
Bus transfer to the Reservation Office will depart Riverside upon arrival of Metrolink train
380, scheduled at 10:40 a.m. However, its been arriving about 15 minutes early. Those driving
in for this tour, should arrive at the Metrolink Station by 10:20 a.m for bus access and
check in. Amtrak tour subject to limitation of participants. RESERVE EARLY!
Those who need overnight accommodations, see below. Lunch meeting also available without
Reservation Office Tour.
$27.00 IF POSTMARKED BY MARCH 10.
$31.00 POSTMARKED AFTER MARCH 10.
YOU MUST ENCLOSE A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED #9 or #10 BUSINESS ENVELOPE FOR RETURN OF TICKETS.
Orders received after March 14th will be held for pickup.
Proceeds over meeting and bus expenses will be donated to national NARP office.
Print and mail this form with check payable to NARP Region 12.
Mail to: NARP Region 12, P.O.Box 2858, Riverside, CA 92516 or FAX 909-684-7458 or E-mail
Mission Inn Hotel: 909-784-0300 or 800-843-7755
Holiday Inn Select: 909-784-8000 or 800-HOLIDAY
Boh are three blocks from the Spaghetti Factory and five blocks from Metrolink-Amtrak.
Both will provide shuttles between Metrolink-Amtrak or Ontario Airport for registered guests.
About three blocks further away is the budget priced Riverside Inn 909-686-6666 (former
Motel 6). Other motels on University Ave. would have to be reached by auto or local transit.
Out of Area Attendees.
The San Joaquins Thruway service stops at the Metrolink Station. Remember this service becomes
all reserved on February 28th. Metrolink has additional weekday service for Los Angeles and
Orange County. A good circle trip is to ride between Los Angeles and Riverside, transferring at
Orange. You can then see all new double and triple track construction on BNSF through Santa
Ana Canyon. Those needing a set of Metrolink Schedules, send fifty five cents in stamps or
to print them from the Metrolink website at
For Air Service, Ontario Airport is the nearest. Hourly daily bus service to Riverside via
San Bernardino is available or use shuttles provided by hotels.
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This event is open to everyone, NARP and non-NARP members alike, so be sure to register
early if you want to go on the tour! If you are interested in the survival and expansion of
America's passenger rail system, you should be a member of NARP, the National Association of
Rail Passengers. For more information,
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