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Amtrak is eyeing a new route in the Southern US

Jan. 19, 2020
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Amtrak is eyeing a new route in the Southern US
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Amtrak executives are starting the year off with a bang.

Reports are surfacing that Amtrak wants to launch a route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops in Chattanooga, Murfreesboro and Tullahoma.

The idea is in the early stages, though, as the federal government would need to create a grant program for the states first. CSX Corporation, the railroad owner, would also need to add more passenger trains. Amtrak is a federally owned corporation and pitched the idea earlier this week at a House Transportation panel meeting.

If all goes according to plan, it will be Nashville's first Amtrak route. Ray Lang, Amtrak's government affairs director, noted that the route would be six-and-a-half hours, with rides twice a day from both cities.

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