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Press Release - “OU” have to see the Heartland Flyer travel deal for the Red River Shootout

Monday, September 21, 2015


September 21, 2015
Press Release # 15-041

Whether you’re cheering for crimson and cream or burnt orange, OU and Texas fans can all save some green while travelling to the annual Red River Shootout. The Heartland Flyer is putting the Big Game Train on track from Oklahoma City to Dallas the weekend of Oct. 9.

A round-trip ticket is only $55, making it a cost-effective way to get to the annual football showdown between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas. Train passengers will also avoid many of the usual road-trip hassles while enjoying the on-board camaraderie with other fans. The Heartland Flyer offers a café car to purchase snacks and refreshments, including adult beverages.

Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer is scheduled to leave the Santa Fe Depot in Oklahoma City at 8:25 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, and arrive at downtown Dallas Union Station at 2 p.m. The train has regularly scheduled stops in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore and in Texas at Gainesville and Fort Worth.      

The Heartland Flyer will head back to Oklahoma City Sunday, Oct. 11, leaving downtown Dallas Union Station at 2:15 p.m. and arriving in Oklahoma City at 9:39 p.m.

Seating is limited and fans should tackle this $55 round-trip ticket deal as soon as possible to ensure their spot. For fares and schedules or to book, buy and print your ticket, go to or call 800-USA-RAIL. The $55 rate will be applied at checkout.

The Heartland Flyer has carried more than one million passengers between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth since daily service started in 1999.


(Editors and News Directors: For more information, call the ODOT Media and Public Relations Division at 405-521-6000.)

Last Modified on Oct 23, 2020
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