Amtrak will make stop in Atmore Feb. 18

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) announced Monday that they are conducting a tour to examine new ideas for intercity passenger rail and Atmore is one of the stops.

The Inspection Train will run from New Orleans, La. to Jacksonville, Fla., from Feb. 18-19.

The train, which will be hosted by Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, will carry elected officials, industry representatives, community leaders and federal stakeholders. The goal of the trip is to examine the existing CSX railroad infrastructure and to better understand rail’s economic, cultural and mobility opportunities, according to Amtrak.

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On Feb. 18 at 2:41 p.m., the train will depart from Atmore.

The SRC released a study by Amtrak that details the range of service options accompanied by an analysis of ridership levels, projected revenues and associated costs for passenger trains between New Orleans and Orlando. The models also include a range of service options that will support regional economic resilience and projected population growth.