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WWL Newsroom
August 30, 2019 - 10:25 pm
More than a dozen people suffered minor injuries when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles heading to New Orleans struck a tractor-trailer in southeastern Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Erik Burse said at least 17 people were taken to a hospital with "bumps and scrapes. The...
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Associated Press
August 30, 2019 - 6:46 am
(AP) -- Federal funding has been awarded to Mississippi to support the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, the secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. Mississippi is getting more than $21 million for infrastructure improvements, Elaine...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 8:41 am
A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:28 am
A sheriff says two people have been killed after the vehicle they were in was struck by a passenger train in eastern Mississippi. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie tells the Meridian Star that the wreck happened Monday afternoon at an ungated crossing off U.S. Highway 11, south of Meridian...
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June 29, 2019 - 6:14 pm
The Mobile City Council is delaying a proposal that endorsed the return of passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast through Mobile. Al.com reports that city officials recently delayed a resolution that would have asked Gov. Kay Ivey to commit state funds necessary to return Amtrak service to the...
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Don Ames
June 12, 2019 - 7:15 am
All aboard! Gulf Coast rail service between New Orleans and Mobile is about to leave the station That highly anticipated service is now much closer to being a done deal, with some help from the federal government. "Congress has now put up over 30 million dollars. That'll be matched by almost an...
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Amtrak passenger train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, was involved in a railway crossing accident around 10:30 Friday morning. The accident happened in the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi when the train struck a tanker truck trying to cross the tracks. Jason Patterson, publisher of the...
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July 19, 2017 - 11:24 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) _ Community leaders along the Gulf Coast are pushing for a new passenger train route that would serve communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The Gulf Coast Working Group is recommending that Congress consider two Amtrak routes; a New Orleans to Orlando,...
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Chris Miller
April 13, 2017 - 7:04 am
This afternoon, Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission provide an update on restoring passenger service on the Gulf Coast. They're even talking about expanding the service that existed before Hurricane Katrina. Amtrak officials think this is very doable: "We are closer than we've ever been to...
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