Carlinville Breaks Ground On New Amtrak Station

After years of preparation, Carlinville city leaders broke ground on a new Amtrak station Thursday. (WRSP)

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.

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