Pennsylvania to study additional Amtrak service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh

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Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian rolls through South Fork, Pa., on NS' Pittsburgh Line in February 2012.
Chase Gunnoe
PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania State Senate is directing the Commonwealth's transportation department to study what it would take to expand passenger rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. Currently, only the daily Pennsylvanian operates between the two cities.

State Sen. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler Township, says he believes there is enough demand for a second daily train. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to conduct a nine-month study of what it would take the add additional trains, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

In the past, Pennsylvania officials have said it would cost anywhere from $3.75 million to $6 million to add a second train.

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