New Passenger Train Service Possible in Ohio

WASHINGTON, DC (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Federal Railroad Administration under the DOT has identified four routes through Ohio for possible Amtrak expansion.

And one of them would travel through Tuscarawas County.

Congresswoman Emilia Sykes’ office says a Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus-Pittsburgh passenger train would make a stop in Uhrichsville.

That, while a Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati train is also envisioned.

Each project gets $500,000 for planning purposes.

Here are the four service corridors as identified by Representative Sykes office:

1. Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati, the 3C+D corridor.

2. Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit.

3. Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus-Pittsburgh, the Midwest Connect corridor via Lima, Kenton, Marysville, Columbus, Newark, Coshocton, Newcomerstown, Uhrichsville, and Steubenville in Ohio.

4. Daily Cardinal Service, increasing service frequency from three days per week to daily on Amtrak’s current service to Cincinnati between New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL via the States of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

Representative Sykes supports the plan, while still advocating for more service in Summit and Stark Counties.