Thruway bus routes put several cities back on the Amtrak map
CHICAGO — An expanded partnership between Amtrak and two bus carriers can take passengers to and from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and Amtrak trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans.
Connections to Amtrak City of New Orleans, Crescent and Sunset Limited trains are now available on Amtrak.com and other sales channels in a partnership with Greyhound Lines and Capitol Trailways. Bus stop and station information is also on Amtrak.com, with locations listed on the attachments, along with sample fares.
Several of these Gulf Coast communities, including Biloxi and Mobile, were served by Amtrak until 2005, when the service was suspended east of New Orleans following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
Amtrak is analyzing its national network to identify more opportunities to form partnerships with other bus carriers to expand connectivity, increase ridership and provide additional intercity travel options for more communities.
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