A ceremony was held this week to mark the opening of a new $3.26 million station in Dwight, Illinois, that is served by Amtrak.
Construction began in August 2015 and the new depot has 1,500 square feet of space, free Wi-Fi service and a temperature-controlled waiting room.
Funding was provided by a federal grant. IDOT said that stations in Lincoln and Springfield are slated to be renovated.
Trains stopping in Dwight include three southbound and four northbound Lincoln Service trains.
IDOT said the higher-speed rail project is expected to be completed in 2017
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