K.C. Union Station Upgrades Get Underway

Construction has begun to renovate the East Public Transit area of Kansas City Union Station to provide better access to the new downtown streetcar system, RideKC buses and Amtrak.

MissouriThe changes will include single-level platform modifications to make them ADA compliant, additional seating areas, a lighted pathway to and from Union Station, and enhanced landscaping with public art displays.

Work is expected to be completed by early November with the streetcar platform expected to open first.

Officials said that access to the Union Station streetcar stop will not be blocked during construction.

Permanent aluminum and bronze sculptures will be installed to serve as one of several focal points in the renovated area.

Kansas City Union Station is served by Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains between St. Louis and Kansas City and the Chicago-Los Angeles Southwest Chief.

 

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