Amtrak expands Thruway bus service to embargoed ‘Sunset Limited’ cities

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NEW ORELANS – Amtrak has expanded its Thruway bus network in the Gulf Coast Region to cities once served by the Sunset Limited east of New Orleans. The new partnership with Capitol Trailways and Greyhound will offer connections to trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans, such as the City of New Orleans, Crescent, and Sunset Limited.

Among the communities served by the new bus connections are Biloxi, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., which were served by Amtrak until 2005, when the Sunset Limited was suspended east of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Amtrak says it is analyzing its national network “to identify more opportunities to form partnerships with other bus carriers to expand connectivity, increase ridership and provide additional intercity travel options for more communities.”

Bus stop and station information is available at

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