Guthrie officials have been invited to hop along the Amtrak Train, which will be making a stop in Guthrie this week.
Amtrak is exploring expanding their passenger train service from Oklahoma City to Newton, Kansas, where other rail connections are possible.
Mayor Steve Gentling, Vice Mayor Ed Wood and City Manager Leroy Alsup have been invited to ride the Amtrak Inspection Train from Oklahoma City to Kansas City.
The train is expected to arrive in Guthrie on Friday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m.
The purpose of the trip is to see the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and explore the opportunity to extend Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer.
The train will operate on the schedule shown below.
Each of the stops between Guthrie and Wichita will take place at the former Santa Fe stations in each of those respective cities. All remaining stops will be at the local Amtrak stations.
7:45am CDT DP Oklahoma City Santa Fe Station (downtown)
8:30am DP Guthrie
9:15am DP Perry
10:00am DP Ponca City
10:45am DP Ark City
12:05pm DP Wichita
1:00pm DP Newton
2:20pm DP Emporia
3:45pm DP Topeka
5:30pm AR Kansas City Union Station