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History of the SAM Shortline
SAM Shortline boards from either Cordele or Georgia Veterans State Park.
Please view dates on the
for route details and stops.
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or call toll-free
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reservation office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Smoking is prohibited on board. Schedule and equipment subject to change.
Online ticket orders
may be placed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Depots and Boarding Platforms
Cordele Depot Platform
From I-75 Exit 101/Cordele, go west on Hwy 280 for 1 mile.
Turn Right and head North on Hwy 41 for 1 mile.
Turn Right after 1st Railroad Track.
105 East 9th Avenue Cordele, Ga 31015
Georgia Veterans State Park Platform
Located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101) near Cordele on U.S. Hwy. 280
From I-75 Exit 101/Cordele, go west on Hwy. 280 for 9 miles. Turn left into the park. Take the first right.
Address is 2459 U. S. Hwy. 280 West, Cordele, Ga. 31015
GPS Coordinates: N 31.968020 | W 083.912300
Additional Stops (not on every run):
You may also board at depots along the route.
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From Hwy. 280, turn south on Hwy. 119/195. The platform is beside the police station.
Traveling Hwy. 280 in downtown Americus, turn SOUTH onto Jackson Street. The train picks up and departs at the train tracks.
Take Hwy. 280 to downtown Plains. Board adjacent to the Carter Campaign Headquarters depot and Plains City Hall.
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