Kentucky Amtrak Station to Receive Renovations

Amtrak said this week that it will spend $500,000 to upgrade the station in Maysville, Kentucky, that is used by its Chicago-New York Cardinal.

The renovations were prompted in part by numerous complaints by station users about the state of disrepair of the facility.

“We consider the feedback of our Amtrak-served community leaders to be of the highest import, and we understand what having passenger rail service means to a regional anchor such as Maysville,” said Amtrak government affairs officer Charlie Verde.

Much of the work will be aimed at making the station ADA compliant.

That will include, creating an accessible path from the public right of way to the station, setting aside ADA-compliant parking spaces with painted striping and signs, replacement of the walkway serving the second track, adding a new manual lift enclosure, establishing new entrances to building and an ADA-compliant restroom, and putting up platform city identifier signs and ADA-required signs for the station and parking.

Some of the funding will come from a $250,000 grant that Maysville expects to receive for work in the city’s West End

The station renovations may be complete by this fall.

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