If you looked at a route map for Amtrak in 1972 compared to today, you’d find not much is different.
But the train company wants to change that with “Amtrak Connect US,” a $75 billion expansion plan that will add new train lines and hubs so the rest of the country has better connectivity, resembling that found in the Northeast.
Plans are for Atlanta to become a regional hub where we could hop on a train to places that include Chattanooga, Montgomery, Nashville and Savannah, with expanded service to Charlotte and Birmingham.
Currently, one train a day operates out of Atlanta.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100