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Amtrak is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
According to AL.com, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari has confirmed that the nation’s passenger rail service intends to “begin service in 2022” that will connect New Orleans to Mobile with four stops in Mississippi—Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula.
“Instead of postponing the publicly sought and desired new Amtrak service for an indefinite period, we have notified the railroads that we believe we can start the service. There is money set aside for the capital improvements. There is money granted for the operating costs,” Magliari said.
It will be the first time in 16 years that passenger trains have traveled along the Gulf Coast.