Opening for Amtrak station put on hold until platform matches certain specifications
Staff photo by Doug Strickland
Paul Henley, Parks and Tourism director of Hope, Ark., looks Wednesday at the new platform of the train station where a wooden platform extension will be built in Hope. Amtrak requires that train platforms be 5 feet 4 inches from the center of the track, but Hope buil...
HOPE, Ark.—The Amtrak/Texas Eagle station has been derailed because of an issue with the station’s platform.
The platform, constructed by the city, was found to be close to 6 inches shy of what Amtrak requires for safety purposes.