New Amtrak study shows possibilities of service along the Coast


The thought that there could be new passenger train stops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has Southern Rail Commission member Ashley Edwards excited.

"This is an excellent first step. With a 10-year window there without any passenger rail service, we now have a number of people around the table talking about the return of this rail service," he said. "These are very serious conversations occurring at the highest levels."

A recently released study by Amtrak, which was requested by the Southern Rail Commission, talks about the possibility of connecting New Orleans to Orlando, FL, via the Sun Set Limited that originally began service in 1984.

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