Amtrak considers New Orleans to Miami passenger rail service

The agreement is forged for Amtrak to run from New Orleans to Mobile starting in 2023, and now there is talk that passenger trains could continue o...

January 11, 2023
2:46 AM

The agreement is forged for Amtrak to run from New Orleans to Mobile starting in 2023, and now there is talk that passenger trains could continue on from South Mississippi to Orlando and Miami.A map outlining possible new service — revealed at a public meeting of the Amtrak board of directors Dec. 1 — shows Amtrak extending across the Florida panhandle again from Pensacola through Tallahassee and to Jacksonville on the East Coast.By opening the panhandle route again, passengers could ride Amtrak from the Coast to Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, The Villages and other locations served by Amtrak.

Mary Perez