Amtrak Inspection Train Coming Through Wichita on Friday

Ted Woodward
June 08, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - On Friday, Amtrak is going to operate an Inspection Train from Oklahoma City to Kansas City. Railroad officials, civic leaders, and invited guests will be on board.

Officials are now looking at the possibility of a train connection between Oklahoma City and Kansas City, with Wichita as one of the stops.

Wichita is among the largest cities in the nation that does not have passenger train service: the other Top 50 cities without Amtrak service are Las Vegas and Louisville.

The Inspection Train is scheduled to make a five-minute stop in Arkansas City after 10:30 a.m. Friday. It's expected to arrive in Wichita shortly before noon at Union Station downtown for about a 10-minute stop before heading north.

Wichita has been without passenger train service since 1979; it was 38 years ago when Amtrak discontinued its Lone Star route from Houston to Chicago.

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