July 25, 2012

Amtrak proposes $7 billion D.C. station renovation

Rendering courtesy Amtrak.

Rendering courtesy Amtrak.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak unveiled a $7 billion proposal that will transform Union Station into a high-speed rail hub for the Northeast, tripling capacity in the process, according to the Washington Post.

The plan calls for doubling the number of trains the station can accommodate and improving the passenger experience at what is the second-busiest Amtrak station in the country. For the full story, click here.

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  • Frank[ February 26th, 2013 @ 2:36pm ]

    I'm glad that the Historical Railways Stations that are left. is coming alive from being Discruminated for the fabortisim of Stupid Airports, that does not have Historical Charmed. for Example. in D.C. a 2nd and 3rd Airport was build, one 40 miles to the Weatern Burbs, and the 2nd to the NE Burbs. DC has comng back to downtown,. and very Historical Landmark. same for Denver Raaiway Station. Downtown where it belongs. not out 20 miles in the NE Burbs. Railway Stations was Historically downtown. not out in the burbs in the middle of no where at the begining.


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