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BRISTOL -

The Twin Cities are continuing their push to bring passenger rail service back to Bristol.
Back in August, Governor Bob McDonnell announced a passenger rail extension will go from Lynchburg to Roanoke for the first time in 34 years.
But the extension stops there.
Both Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia signed a joint resolution this week to show their commitment to push for a further extension to Bristol.

"I would say the late 60's the rail service started dropping off," said Bristol, Virginia mayor Guy Odum.
Odum says it's time for the days of passenger service to return.
"You have to show that there's ridership. That there's enough people that want to ride the train," said Odum, "but freight right now is the money maker for the railroads and because of that you have to schedule your passenger service around the freight system."
There are still several obstacles on the tracks. But Odum says this is a good start.
"I'm not sure what we're going to do yet. We're still just working on the feasibility of what we're going to do," said Odum.


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