News media reports out of southwest Ohio indicate that the City of Oxford is prepared to spend up to $350,000 to establish a stop for Amtrak’s Chicago-New York Cardinal.
That would include a 300-foot platform, an open-air canopy or shelter, and sidewalks.
Members of the Oxford City Council have spoken in favor of the station and signaled they are willing to consider helping to fund it.
The study committee has suggesting establishing the station south of Chestnut Street adjacent to Talawanda Local Schools’ Nelson-Morrow Building.
Parking and restrooms could be provided in the former Talawanda High School site.
No time frame has been announced on when the city might approve funding for the station.