Daily Kansas train service: Can it be saved?

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Kansas is about to lose daily train service later this month when Amtrak is planning to cut service on the Southwest Chief to three times a week.

Amtrak has a plan for restoring daily train service in Kansas and on other long-distance routes, but questions persist about whether it will ever return.

"Once you reduce service, it's almost impossible to get it back," said Nick Hernandez, city manager for Dodge City, one of six Kansas stops along the Southwest Chief's route.

"They've been wanting to eliminate the Southwest Chief for years," he said. "This was not . . .

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