Milwaukee Station Rehab Project Completed

Passengers will have easier access to Amtrak trains following the completion of a $22 million rebuilding of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

In a news release, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said that the station concourse now provides easier access for passengers and resembles the architectural design of the station, which was remodeled in 2007.

WisconsinThe project took 18 months to complete and was done in stages so that two tracks could remain in service at all times.

Among the new features of the station are a custom fabricated 3D tubular truss roof with skylights, a mezzanine spanning five tracks, escalators and elevators, and a rehabilitated passenger tunnel for emergency exits.

Amtrak serves more than 1.3 million passengers annually at the station, which is used by Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha Service trains and the Chicago-Seattle/Portland Empire Builder. Local and intercity buses also use the station.

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