March 24, 2013 Amtrak Texas Eagle Adds Stop in Hope, Ark.

Marc Magliari

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Schedule effective April 4; Tickets now on sale

CHICAGO – The Amtrak Texas Eagle will serve the city of Hope, Ark., starting April 4. Tickets are available to serve the Hempstead County seat, a Southwestern Arkansas community of more than 10,000 that is also the location of former President Bill Clinton’s birthplace, now an historic site under the National Park Service. A major celebration is being planned in Hope with local and Amtrak officials later this spring.

The westbound Texas Eagle (Train 21) is scheduled to depart Hope at 5:09 every morning, with arrivals that morning in Dallas, that afternoon in Fort Worth and that evening in Austin and San Antonio. The eastbound Texas Eagle (Train 22) is schedule to depart Hope at 9:18 every evening, with arrivals in Little Rock that night, St. Louis the following morning and Chicago that afternoon.

Connections to other Amtrak trains can be made in Fort Worth, San Antonio, St. Louis and Chicago to Oklahoma City, Kansas City and more than 500 locations in the Amtrak network.

A schedule is attached and sample fares are below, adult each-way, as low as:

  • Hope To Dallas $39.00
  • Hope To Fort Worth $39.00
  • Hope To Austin $65.00
  • Hope To San Antonio $73.00
  • Hope To Oklahoma City* $67.00
  • Hope To Little Rock $18.00
  • Hope To St. Louis $66.00
  • Hope To Springfield, Ill. $77.00
  • Hope To Chicago $106.00
  • Hope To Kansas City** $95.00

*Transfer required at Fort Worth, ** Transfer required at St. Louis

Ticketing and reservations can be done using Amtrak eTicketing and boarding documents can be self-printed, as the Hope station is unstaffed. Passengers using a smartphone or another mobile device can present the eTicket to the conductor by opening a document in their e-mail.

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