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Amtrak To Provide Bus Connections To Two Train Routes

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Amtrak service is returning to Wichita for the first time since 1979. The company has announced new bus routes to both Newton and Oklahoma City.

According to Amtrak, the last time one of their trains had direct service to Wichita was in 1979, when the Lone Star route traveled from Houston to Chicago. Those hoping for train service to come back will have to settle for a bus.

The company announced two bus routes will connect Wichita to the Southwest Chief train, which rolls through Newton, and the Heartland Flyer, which goes through Oklahoma City.

That will mean same-day travel from Wichita to Kansas City and Chicago, as well as Fort Worth and San Antonio.

Credit amtrak.com

Prices to those destinations will range from $60 to $116.

The buses will depart from the Greyhound station in downtown Wichita.


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