Northwest Mississippi Regional Amtrak Station
The new Marks, Mississippi, station is a part of the “City of New Orleans Route” passenger service from Chicago to New Orleans hosted by Canadian National. Amtrak train #59 Southbound stops in Marks around 8:00 a.m. CST and the Amtrak train #58 Northbound stops in Marks around 8:30 p.m. CST. The Northwest Mississippi Regional Station serves the following counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, Grenada, Lafayette, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica and Yalobusha. Amtrak’s passenger service not only moves people with its inter-city rail and over 270,000 citizen in rural communities, but also helps move the nation’s economy forward. When it comes to meeting customers’ expectations, safety and environmental issues, Amtrak is rated with high quality and efficiency. The new Amtrak station in Marks provides fertile economic grounds leading to greater tourism and business opportunities for this region.
“Providing rail service to this part of the state will help boost economic development and tourism opportunities, while delivering an alternative means of transportation for tens of thousands of Mississippians. I commend local city and county leaders, Amtrak officials, and CN Railway personnel for their hard work and persistence in reaching this agreement.”
– U.S. Senator Roger Wicker
The Amtrak Station Grand Opening was held May 4, 2018.
Photo gallery: Amtrak Station Grand Opening