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Amtrak option lets golfers tote clubs as carry-ons

CHICAGO (AP) -- Amtrak has a new option for golfers who want to explore courses around the Midwest.

In a pilot program, Amtrak is allowing golfers to bring clubs on board as carry-on baggage on certain routes. The cost is $10 per bag each way. Golf bag reservations must be made before boarding.

The option is available on trains to and from Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Galesburg, Quincy, Champaign and Carbondale, and in Michigan; Detroit, Pontiac, Grand Rapids, East Lansing and Port Huron.

Amtrak's Jeff Snowden says the program expands travel opportunities to some of the country's most challenging golf courses.

Checking bags remain an option at stations that offer checked baggage.

Carry-on golf bag reservations can be made by phoning Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL or at the station, but not online.

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