Monterey County- The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) announced that the “Salinas Rail Extension Tour” scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, has been canceled due to the fires in Southern California. TAMC learned late last night that the southbound rain from San Jose will not be traveling south of Martinez.
Amtrak in a statement to the Agency said that, ” due to the ongoing fires and unsafe conditions, all tracks have been closed until further notice resulting in suspension of all train service in the area with no alternative transportation. Several roads are closed as well, therefore, alternative routings are unavailable” and Amtrak cannot service our group tour out San Jose today.
The Transportation Agency will work with Amtrak and the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce to refund the ticket costs for those who signed up for the tour.