Heartland Flyer Extension Inspection Train Friday, June 9, 2017; Amtrak considers establishing Texas to Kansas passenger rail service

June 12, 2017

Enjoy this video produced by 360Wichita.com.

Click on the link above to see a video about the Heartland Flyer extension demonstration train in Wichita, Kansas. The train, sponsored by Amtrak and operating over BNSF Railway tracks, was met by large crowds at every stop.

For full information on the train and the possible extension of the Fort Worth, Texas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma daily Heartland Flyer, click on this link.

Amtrak considers establishing Texas to Kansas passenger rail service

By Samantha Foster, The Topeka Capital-Journal; June 10, 2017

It has been nearly 40 years since the last passenger rail service between Texas and Kansas, but that could change.

A special inspection trip from Fort Worth to Kansas City, Mo., this past week afforded Amtrak and BNSF Railway officials, as well as some state and local officials, an opportunity to see what a new route following the Interstate 35 corridor might look like.

Click here to read the full story.

KOCO 5 gets first look at Amtrak’s idea for overnight service

By Markie Martin, Anchor, KOCO 5 News; June 10, 2017

Amtrak is looking at an idea that could change the way Oklahomans travel.

The transportation company on Friday tested the Heartland Flyer train service running from Oklahoma City to Kansas City. KOCO 5 was on board for the first trial run.

Click here to read the full story.

 

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