Carlinville Station Work Gets Underway

Carlinville, Illinois, officials recently broke ground for a new Amtrak station that has been years in the making.

300px-Lincoln_Service_map.svgMost of the $3 million cost of the station is being paid by the federal government with the city paying $70,000.

The station, which is expected to open in June 2017, will serve Chicago-St. Louis Lincoln Service trains and the Chicago-San Antonio (Los Angeles) Texas Eagle.

Carlinville mayor Deanna Demuzio expects the station to attract passengers from a number of surrounding cities.

“We’re the only train station in (Macoupin) county. We’ll bring in a number of outside cities. It will become a regional hub for a number of passengers,” Demuzio said.

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