Carlinville Breaks Ground On New Amtrak Station
The city of Carlinville will get a major upgrade.
After years of preparation, city leaders broke ground on a new Amtrak station Thursday.
Thanks to federal funding, the city is only paying $70,000 of the over $3 million bill.
Mayor Deanna Demuzio says the new station will act as a hub for surrounding cities.
"We're the only train station in the county. We'll bring in a number of outside cities. It will become a regional hub for a number of passengers," said Demuzio.
Demuzio says electrical work has already started on the station.
It is set to open in June.