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Amtrak: News Release - September 29, 1998: Motorcoaches Make Amtrak Connections Between San Antonio And Brownsville, Texas News & Views
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September 29, 1998
Contact: Kevin Artl

Motorcoaches Make Amtrak Connections Between San Antonio And Brownsville, Texas

CHICAGO -- Amtrak and Greyhound will introduce motorcoach service between San Antonio and Brownsville, Texas, on Oct. 25, 1998, connecting Brownsville with Amtrak service at San Antonio. The motorcoaches will also serve the intermediate communities of McAllen and Alice, Texas. At San Antonio, Amtrak offers service four days a week west to El Paso, Tucson and Los Angeles, four days a week north to Dallas/Fort Worth, Little Rock and Chicago and three days a week east to New Orleans and Orlando, Fla.

In Brownsville, the service originates at the Greyhound terminal at 1134 E. St. Charles, and continues through McAllen (120 S. 16th St.) and Alice (301 N. Johnson St.) to the San Antonio Amtrak Station at 224 Hoffgen St.

This is another expansion of the popular Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach Service, which offers through ticketing, scheduling and bus-train reservations, where required. Customers should visit a staffed Amtrak station, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or see an authorized Amtrak travel agent, for details on this or any other Amtrak service. Schedule and service information is also available at the Amtrak site on the World Wide Web at

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach Service: Brownsville-McAllen-Alice-San Antonio, Texas

Northbound Thruway Motorcoach
(meets the westbound Sunset Limited and the northbound Texas Eagle)

9:45 p.m. depart Brownsville, Texas
11:55 p.m. depart McAllen, Texas
2:05 a.m. depart Alice, Texas
4:15 a.m. arrive San Antonio
5:35 a.m. Sunset Limited departs San Antonio
8:00 a.m. Texas Eagle departs San Antonio

Southbound Thruway Motorcoach
(from the southbound Texas Eagle)

11:59 p.m. Texas Eagle arrives San Antonio
4:10 a.m. depart San Antonio
6:10 a.m. depart Alice, Texas
8:20 a.m. depart McAllen, Texas
9:40 a.m. arrive Brownsville, Texas