Train to PNW Drupal Summit?

Beanjammin's picture

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for trains. How about the rest of you?

Amtrak has a train leaving Vancouver at 6:40am on October 14th, arriving in Portland at 2:55pm for $58. There's another one returning October 17th that leaves Portland at 2:50pm and arrives in Vancouver at 10:55pm, again for $58. According to Amtrak free wifi is available on the train. More information here.

To my way of thinking, it would be great to get a bunch of people on the train and start the hacker lounge early, picking up more people on our way through Seattle. Any interest?


hackers on rails

mackh's picture

yup, Affinity posse have been talking about taking the train, would be good times, seems like a great way to travel, some say you can even bring your bike in the luggage car....

Seattle folks already have tix...

RockSoup's picture

Let's all ride together!

I have a ticket for a train leaving SEA at 11:25am Fri - so I think that sounds like the same one you mentioned.

I am on the 6:15pm train out of PDX on Manday with some other SEA folks, but that might be a bit later for the Canadian crew...


Glad to see there's interest!

Beanjammin's picture

Glad to see there's interest! Bikes are only $5 extra, so taking one would make lots of sense.

I think for the Canadian folks the 6:15pm train would mean a very late bus from Seattle to Vancouver, which would kinda suck.

Hadn't settled on how to get

arianek's picture

Hadn't settled on how to get there yet, but if it's train then I imagine Bruno and I will go into Seattle the night before and join up the next day with y'all. :)

I am interested

jelo's picture

in the train ride, esp. with the wifi and meeting a couple of Drupal people to have an early start on hackers lounge...

Hey All the train sounds like

gbernier's picture

Hey All the train sounds like a great idea, I'll be making the trip down from Kelowna to Van so if there is still a group going on the train count me in. Do we have to buy our tickets for it ahead of time?

count me in!

ngstigator's picture

count me in!

Hey All, Was looking at the

gbernier's picture

Hey All,

Was looking at the pricing for the tickets to go on the Oct 14, it's $82 to take the train right from Van or it's $58 to bus it from Van to Seattle.

I know I'd rather just pay the extra money and hit the train the entire way. Looking forward to the trip :) What are you guys doing?

It looks like the price for

langworthy's picture

It looks like the price for the train ticket mentioned in the OP has gone up to 82. That's for the 513 Amtrak Cascades leaving Vancouver October 14th at 6:40 and arriving in Portland at 2:55. I've heard that seats aren't assigned till checking in. It would be great to try and check in as a group.

I'm planning on catching the 516 Amtrak Cascades 2:50pm train leaving Portland Monday. I figure I'll get a day of work in still as there is WiFi on the train :)