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Gathering Team Member
- Aug 24, 2003
There are absolutely no plans being worked on to extend the Sunset Limited to Florida at this time.Then again, there has been a lot of political capital and energy put into the re-extension of the Sunset Limited into Florida and they don’t even seem to be able to do that.
The current plans are for a short shuttle service between New Orleans and Mobile. And eventually an overnight service between New Orleans and Orlando, which is explicitly not going to be connected with the Sunset Limited. It may be connected with the City of New Orleans, at least in equipment rotation if not in a through service.
The primary owner and driver of this entire Gulf Coast project is the Southern Rail Commission. Information is available at: http://www.southernrailcommission.org/gulf-coast-rail , including a pointer to the extensive study done by Amtrak for the SRC, which forms the basis for the plans being worked on.
Please stop misleading people by talking about re-extension of the Sunset Limited. That is not happening, as things stand.