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Intercity rail service returns to Kentucky

Until Dec. 7, Amtrak’s Kentucky Cardinal was a misnomer, carrying passengers from Chicago only as far as Jeffersonville, Ind. But that’s no longer the case.

Amtrak extended its service to Union Station in Louisville, Ky., operating on Louisville & Indiana Railroad track between Indianapolis and Louisville.

Northbound trains depart Louisville at 9:20 p.m. Eastern time and arrive in Chicago at 8:37 a.m. Central time the next day. Southbound trains leave Chicago at 7:45 p.m. Central time, arriving in Louisville at 7:30 Eastern time the next morning.

Transit Authority of River City, which provides direct connections with Greyhound bus service to and from Nashville, Tenn., has its hub at Louisville Union Station.

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