Oklahoma City Depot to Get $28.4M Renovation

The depot used by Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer in Oklahoma City will undergo a $28.4 million renovation project this year.

The former Santa Fe station provides office space and a passenger waiting area for Amtrak.

Architects’ designs should be complete by April and construction could begin this summer. The project is expected to take two years to complete.

Plans are to open the renovated station, with a tunnel leading from inside to a terrace above the Bricktown Canal.

The restoration will transform the depot into a transportation hub for bicycles, future streetcars and commuter trains.

The Art Deco style station opened in 1934 and closed in 1979 when Amtrak’s Chicago-Houston Lone Star was discontinued. It reopened 20 years later to serve the Flyer.

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