Amtrak brakes for COVID-19 on City of New Orleans line

By Updated: June 25, 2020 1:00 PM CT | Published: June 24, 2020 12:48 PM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Passengers wait to board Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train in Memphis. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and declining ridership, Amtrak has announced plans to reduce the City of New Orleans and other long-distance routes to three times a week, starting Oct. 1.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

Passengers wait to board Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train in Memphis. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and declining ridership, Amtrak has announced plans to reduce the City of New Orleans and other long-distance routes to three times a week, starting Oct. 1. (Daily Memphian file)

Amtrak says it will reduce service on City of New Orleans to three times a week starting Oct. 1 because of COVID-19, but daily service could resume next summer. 

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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