Galesburg Amtrak Station to be Expanded


The Amtrak station in Galesburg, Ill., will be getting a facelift and expansion after the city approved awarding a bid to do the work.

The project will include an expanded passenger waiting area, an enclosed platform, a new ticket office, additional seating, a luggage storage area, and new restrooms.

“Where the roof goes out over an open area, that will become enclosed with a beautiful glass wall facing the rail track to see the train coming along,” said Mayor John Pritchard.

The winning bid of $523,760 was submitted by Hein Construction. The Illinois Department of Transportation and federal government are providing funding.

Galesburg is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief.



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