Culbertson, Montana on board for Amtrak stop

February 29, 2016

By The Associated Press in the Missoulian

GREAT FALLS (AP) – Efforts to resume Amtrak service to Culbertson are getting closer to reality, and all that is needed is a depot, according to city Mayor Gordon Oelkers.Website Insert Choose Only One copy

Oelkers said Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad have endorsed the idea of adding a stop in Culbertson along the Empire Builder train route but there’s been no decision when the service would start.

However, the Great Falls Tribune reports that a BNSF official contacted late Friday afternoon was not immediately able to confirm Oelker’s news.

Oelkers said a Culbertson stop would serve an estimated 7,000 riders, including some Canadians.

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