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  • Serving: 810 N Alameda, Fl 2, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Phone: (800) 377-6914
  • Site: amtrak.com
  • Address: 810 N Alameda, Fl 2, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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10 october 2017, 17:37

Lovely service and timely delivery. Wish more people were aware of this service as it saved me genuinely thousands. Though finding facilities is somewhat difficult , it's completely worth it.Shipped entire home from Los Angeles to Atlanta waiting only 3 days. Boxes were undamaged and arrived close to my new home for pick up.

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10 october 2017, 17:37

My wife and I shipped over 30 boxes using this service from San Diego to Indianapolis since it was the cheapest option when relocating.  Most of the boxes arrived at the Indy destination, however 9 boxes are still out there in Amtrak limbo (or at an employees house).  These boxes were shipped 7/14 and have yet to be found.At first I was attempting to get the Indy terminal to assist but they just shrugged their shoulders acting they can't do anything about it.  They kept claiming their's no way to track the packages...then what good is the waybill # on the receipts?  I might as well just have shipped these boxes and prayed they showed up.  We gave it sometime for them to magically show up, but nothing yet.  So we filed a claim with Amtrak last week and we're waiting to hear back from them.Beware, this service is very archaic.  Everything is handled by pen and paper.  They don't have a tracking system like UPS/FedEx/USPS.  Maybe we tried our luck attempting to ship that many boxes when relocating, but we were trusting Amtrak to ship our boxes without any issue.  Yeah, you'll save some major bucks compared any other shipping services, but be prepared to deal with a stressful and frustrating process.

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10 october 2017, 17:37

I used this service twice from Seattle to Los Angeles.   Since it was during not-so-busy traveling season, my stuff went on the train without any delays.  **I was warned that passengers and their belongings take priority over shipments; this was reasonable to me.The price was very reasonable.  I used to ship everything via UPS and USPS when I moved.  My bill with Amtrak was probably close to 1/3 of what I paid with the U-people.My stuff arrived without any problems/delays.  I drove to the loading dock at the back of Union Station.   All of my belongings was on one pallet.    I was instructed to back my car up the ramp.   A nice guy drove the forklift and brought my stuff right up to my car.   I packed up my car, waved to the nice people, and drove off.   Happy ending!

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10 october 2017, 17:37

Lets start with the good because there is a lot of good here actually.Everything I shipped, including items Amtrak says they are not liable for and I shrugged at the possibility of coming to me shattered or damaged, arrived with absolutely no damage. I did make sure everything was packed quite well though, so your mileage will vary but I'm talking fragile things, glassware and even some small electronics.The people at the drop off at Union Station in Los Angeles were nice and helpful. The people where I picked my stuff up at Penn Station in Newark, NJ were also nice and helpful.The cost. This is the biggest positive. It cost me around $200 for a large shipment that would have cost thousands had I used a rental truck or even something like USPS or UPS. They hold your packages for 48 hours at no cost. Afterwards they charge less than $10 per box per day. These are insane prices.Okay so that's great but what about the negatives? While there is a ticket number, there is absolutely no tracking. You can call Amtrak Express and they can at most give you a phone number for the destination office where they can look to see if your package arrived (which doesn't matter since they call you within hours of receiving your shipment). At best, someone at the office might be able to tell you if a train from the destination is scheduled to arrive within the next few days or not.Why does this matter? Because it took them two weeks to transport my stuff. I was told it would take at most four days. In fact, I requested them to delay shipment for one day, which the nice and helpful people in the LA location did at no cost. Had I known it might have taken even one week, I would have let them ship it as soon as possible!So there you have it. On one end, this is absurdly cheap and now that I do have my stuff and have settled in, I'm happy that I saved a lot of money. On the other hand I was still living out of my suitcase for over a week by the time I got to my new home, terrified that some of my clothes, books, movies, photos, etc were lost somewhere in middle America or being devoured by rats in a railroad tunnel somewhere. Would I do it again? If my budget is the same, sure. But I would definitely take advantage of their cheap insurance rates so that had my biggest fear come to fruition, I would have profited greatly. I also would pack a lot more into my suitcase just in case my stuff decides to take its take to get to me again. Otherwise, you get what you pay for I suppose.

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10 october 2017, 17:37

I was so surprised as I found out the greatest option shipping boulders than pebbles.My daughter has moved from LA to Dallas, Texas few months ago and she had  something left at my home. And she asked if I could send them to her. Three medium size of Home Depot boxes. If I send them through the UPS, it costs a lot. Or if I hire moving company, this is nothing to ask for. So I decided that three medium boxes would be sent through Amtrak.The office is located between the Union Station building and metro railroads, and you can pull the car in the doorway to load  off the boxes. The staffs bring the hand truck to weigh them easy. This area is very quiet instead of being crowded. The process to send the package is also very easy and cheap. I spent $75/150lbs approximately.The staffs are very helpful and makes everything easy. Also my boxes can be picked at the Dallas station. She'd drive her car up there and pick these up after 4days.Tips: each box couldn't be accepted if the weigh is over 50lbs.

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