Amtrak to Offer Heartland Flyer $25 Tickets for 25th

Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer, which provides daily service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June. To commemorate the occasion, Amtrak is offering tickets for $25 and less for travelers riding between June 13 and 18.

Ridership on the Heartland Flyer has exceeded expectations since its establishment, carrying approximately 72,000 passengers during the last fiscal year.

The Heartland Flyer covers a route stretching just over 200 miles adjacent to I-35. It is jointly subsidized by Oklahoma and Texas.

In Fort Worth, connections can be made with Amtrak’s Texas Eagle, which offers travelers service to Dallas, San Antonio and Chicago, and service to Dallas on Trinity Railway Express commuter trains, Mondays through Saturdays.

An extension of the Heartland Flyer route north to Newton, Kan, to connect with Amtrak’s east-west trains has been the subject of ongoing effort by advocates from the inception of the route. The Federal Railroad Administration accepted the route extension into its Corridor Identification and Development Program in late 2023, providing $500,000 for studies and planning, with an eye toward a 2029 startup.

This article was posted on: May 30, 2024