Amtrak restoring daily service to Memphis passenger train route

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Thanks to funding from the COVID-19 relief bill, Amtrak is restoring daily service for 12 of its long distance routes. One of these is the City of New Orleans route, which travels between New Orleans and Chicago with stops in Memphis.


Amtrak City of New Orleans
Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.