Amtrak to Renovate Macomb Station

Amtrak plans to renovate its passenger station in Macomb, Illinois, to bring it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Amtrak 4Plans are to add a ramp to the depot from the parking lot on the east side.

Those plans were recently reviewed by the Macomb Historic Preservation Commission although Amtrak does not need the group’s approval.

“Amtrak is not required to apply for a certificate of appropriateness for changes to the historic depot,” said Community Development Coordinator Ray Heitner. “But it wants city reaction as to how the changes might impact the building’s character.”

Macomb is served by four daily Amtrak trains, the Illinois Zephyr and the Carl Sandburg. All operate between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois, and are supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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