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Maricopa City Council nixes daytime Amtrak service

Due to a potential conflict with local traffic flows, the Maricopa City Council stopped a resolution supporting daytime Amtrak service dead in its tracks this past Tuesday.

“Until we can get Amtrak to move their station west of the tracks or get a commitment to a grade separation, I cannot support this resolution,” said Councilman Carl Diedrich.

Currently, the Maricopa Amtrak Station sits just east of John Wayne Parkway, and supports stops three days a week at 11:47 p.m. and 12:57 a.m. causing 20-minute plus traffic delays.

The changes being proposed by Amtrak would have the trains make daily stops at essentially 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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