New Orleans Station Taxis

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New Orleans Station Taxis
Posted by JPS1 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:01 AM

I will be taking the Sunset Limited from Houston to New Orleans on Sunday, October 22nd.  The train is due in New Orleans at 9:40 p.m.  Will there likely be cabs at the station?

Rio Grande Valley, CFI,CFII

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:06 AM

Shouldn't be a problem.  My wife and I arrived at 4:00AM on a substitute bus due to a derailment in Texas and cabs were available.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:51 AM

I have never had a problem getting a taxi at the railroad/bus station in New Orleans. Of course, there are not as many trains or buses arriving at the station as there were years ago, but there has usually been a long line of taxis waiting for fares when I arrived by train.

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Posted by JPS1 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:14 AM

Thanks all for the information re: taxi service at Amtrak's New Orleans station. You have made me feel better about arriving in the Crescent City after dark.

In my younger days I would have walked to my hotel, which is a mile or so from the station, at any time of the day or night.  But now that I am a senior citizen, I don't want to chance it.

Rio Grande Valley, CFI,CFII

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