Newbern may soon get expanded Amtrak routes

NEWBERN, Tenn. — New Amtrak routes may soon be available in West Tennessee. The city of Newbern is taking the first step toward expanding the number of Amtrak routes. The expansion would include stops in Fulton, Ky. and Memphis. “One of the day trains will run from Chicago to Carbondale, Ill. then return back to Carbondale,” Newbern Mayor Olen Parker said. “Then the third train will run from Memphis to New Orleans then back to Memphis.” The resolution would have to be approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation before going to the next step.

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