Amtrak’s Hoosier State train gets a 60 day extension

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Indianapolis, IN. – (Jan. 30, 2015)  The existence of the Hoosier State train will continue on for another 60 days. That’s according to officials from INDOT and Amtrak who have been working feverishly for the past year on getting a long-term agreement in place.

The train which operates between Indianapolis and Chicago has had its ridership drop significantly due to problems with the trains, tracks and overall efficiency of the service.

Officials on both sides are hoping that this most recent extension will be the last and that finalization of such agreement will help in addressing the real issues of the train service.

The service to Chicago helps riders connect to the rest of the Amtrak network which resulted in nearly 31 million passengers using the Amtrak service in 2014.