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Local Train Service
2/4/2013
 
 
 
Catching a train to Pittsburgh or Harrisburg could be a thing of the past if the State decides it won't pay millions to keep service running.  The reason is that Amtrak's Pennsylvanian Line is about three hundred miles too short to require outside funding.  The end to that service could come as early as October 1st.  That is the deadline for the State to decide whether or not to fund rail transportation at a cost of about six million dollars.  Currently Amtrak has two rail lines in Pennsylvania, one of them makes four stops in our region, including Johnstown, Altoona, Tyrone and Huntingdon.  Penndot officials say a decision has not been make but groups like Western PA for passenger rail have been rallying on the issue since last year.
  
 
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