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New Amtrak Line for Northeast Texas?

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Texas transportation officials are studying the viability of a new Amtrak line in northeast Texas. The 200-mile route would follow the I-20 corridor between Dallas-Fort Worth and Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana — a popular gambling destination.

 

Three Amtrak lines currently serve Texas. There’s the Sunset Limited, which passes through Houston and San Antonio as it travels between New Orleans and Los Angeles. The Heartland Flyer has daily service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. The Texas Eagle takes a jagged route through northeast Texas on its way between Chicago and San Antonio.

 

TxDOT Rail Division Director Bill Glavin says they’re looking at passenger rail as a way to provide better connectivity between Shreveport’s airport and the big international airport located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The train would make up to seven stops on two daily round-trips. The Texas Eagle’s current route passes through Marshall, Texas, west of the state line, and Glavin says they’ll examine whether to extend that line into Louisiana or build a new route.

 

More Here:

 

http://transportationnation.org/2012/03/28/new-amtrak-line-for-northeast-texas/

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It's funny, because if anybody needs more Amtrak service, its the northwest.

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