CONO Starts Service to Marks

Amtrak’s City of New Orleans began serving Marks, Mississippi, last weekend after the opening of a new station.

Officials conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday morning ahead of the arrival of Train No. 59.

The Northwest Mississippi Regional Station is located on Cherry Street in Marks, which has a population of 1,500 and has been trying for 20 years to entice Amtrak into stopping there.

The station was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration with Quitman County and the state also providing funds.

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