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