Amtrak

Passenger rail services on the Coast

Senator Roger Wicker questioned two nominees for the Surface Transportation Board about their commitment to improving on-time passenger rail service in the United States and other rail transport concerns. Wicker’s first question highlighted concerns raised by Amtrak President and CEO…

Possible Amtrak train to reopen on the Gulf Coast

We are now one step closer to seeing an Amtrak train come back to the Coast. A service which was discontinued before Katrina is once again sparking the interest of Mississippi senators. The new plan legislators are presenting is for…

LIVE STREAM: Amtrak Derailment

A high speed Amtrak train has derailed onto an interstate in Pierce County Washington, about 40 miles south of Seattle. These photos shows a section the train dangling from an overpass onto interstate 5. It derailed around 7:40 this morning…

Operation Clear Track

Today Bay St. Louis police officers were stopping drivers in the city, but instead of handing them tickets they were passing out railroad safety cards. As part of Operation Clear Track sponsored by Amtrak, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.,…

Update On Amtrak On The Gulf Coast

Southern Rail Commissioners say we are closer than ever before to restoring an Amtrak passenger service through the gulf coast. It's been a little over a year since Amtrak did a trial run on the tracks from New Orleans to…

Officials Meet to Discuss Amtrak

Scheduling and safety are being cited as the top two tasks for laying the groundwork for Amtrak’s possible return to the Coast. Officials and local leaders from Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties gathered to discuss restoring passenger rail services on…

Amtrak and Truck Crash Kills Three in Flora, MS

An Amtrak train slams into a car in Mississippi, killing a father and his two children. Amtrak officials say the crash happened around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night in the small town of Flora. Police say the 35-year-old father had…

Amtrak Work Session in Biloxi

A series of work sessions along the Gulf Coast to discuss what it will take to bring back Amtrak continues today in Biloxi. The meeting, conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, included about 20 representatives from Amtrak, CSX, the Southern…

Amtrak Meeting Scheduled Today

Happening today a meeting at Biloxi City Hall to further discuss the possibility of restoring Amtrak service through South Mississippi. After a ten year hiatus South Mississippi leaders are on board for bringing the service back and plan on doing…

Amtrak Rolls into South Mississippi

Dozens gathered in Bay St. Louis to welcome the Amtrak train to the Magnolia State. Excited residents showed up, lending their support for bringing the train back after its ten year hiatus from the Coast. Those who were there to…

All Aboard Amtrak

It was a big day for South Mississippi as a passenger rail service rolled through the Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. The train carried Governor Phil Bryant, Amtrak officials, local politicians and News 25’s Kristen Durand all…

Amtrak Preparations

Local officials met today to iron out the details on tomorrow’s testing tour. Biloxi officials are calling their portion of the trip “The Biloxi Whistle Stop” where Amtrak and state leaders will be greeted by a Mardi Gras entourage. Amtrak…

Biloxi Rallies for Amtrak

While the Biloxi Shuckers already have a big fan base here on the Coast, they could have even more supporters should Amtrak start a new route through South Mississippi. One of the stops during tomorrow’s test run will be at…

Wicker Announces Group to Restore Train

Coast leaders are behind the return of Amtrak. Now, our state leaders are one step closer to making it a reality. Today, Senator Roger Wicker announced a concrete step to bringing the passenger rail service back. According to Wicker, a…

Coast Wide Amtrak Celebration set for Thursday

A number of Coast celebrations are on track to welcome Amtrak’s inspection train to South Mississippi this Thursday. News 25’s Kristen Durand shows us who is going to be on board and what this trip could mean for the long…

Biloxi Mayor Andrew 'FoFo' Gilich Live In Studio

There’s no doubt the Biloxi City Council has been extremely busy lately, from discussing water rates, infrastructure contracts and even the possibility of an Amtrak stop. Although it’s a busy time, it’s also an exciting one. Joining us live in…

Amtrak Tour to Stop in Biloxi

The City of Biloxi wants to convince Amtrak to have a stop in Biloxi and in February, they’ll have that chance. Amtrak and the Southern Railway Commission have announced a tour of the railway between Jacksonville, Florida and New Orleans…

Amtrak Back to the Coast?

“All Aboard!” that’s the call you could be hearing once again on the Gulf Coast as a recent study shows a passenger train could be on its way.