Passenger Train Could Connect DFW To Shreveport

MARSHALL (AP) – Amtrak and Texas transportation officials are studying starting passenger rail service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

In a joint statement, Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation said they’ve agreed on the scope of a feasibility study of adding the service.

Amtrak already runs its San Antonio-to-Chicago Texas Eagle service on the Union Pacific route from Fort Worth to Marshall with stops in Longview, Mineola and Dallas. The proposal would add Amtrak stops at the CentrePort/DFW Airport station of the Trinity Railway Express, as well as stops in Mesquite, Forney, Terrell and Wills Point.

Amtrak says that if the study shows state-funded Amtrak service should be considered, the final decisions would rest with the Texas and Louisiana legislatures.

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  1. DFW Airport says:

    How about this. A train that stops at DFW. Guess that is just too helpful for residents, and dumber things are around to spend money on.

  2. Ekim Sregor says:

    Current Amtrak trains stop in both Fort Worth and Dallas.

  3. pokkeastickinmyeye says:

    Dallas to Shreveport 200 mi 3 hr by Automobile
    Dallas to Shreverport would have to be 8 hr by Amtrak
    Priceless

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