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Published in Trains magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Passenger Train Journal

Monday, September 18, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

First commuter train goes to Nashville

The Music City Star completed its inaugural run yesterday, pulling into a new downtown Nashville station on time at 6:40 a.m. The train began its route in Lebanon, 32 miles east of the city, making a half-dozen stops on its way downtown. Transportation officials hope commuters will be lured by the $5 one-way tickets. Officials will be watching to see how well the train catches on. It could become the first in a series of commuter trains feeding into Nashville from different directions. (The AP)

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