Alton, Illinois, is making a push to save its existing Amtrak station, which once served the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
The current depot, located on College Avenue, will close and the city has a year to sell or demolish it.
Because the station is located next to tracks owned by Union Pacific, any buyer will need to follow guidelines established by the railroad as to what uses of the property can be made.
The new owner, though, would have the option of moving the station building to a new location.
The city is working with the Alton Area Landmarks Association in seeking a buyer for the property.
Alton is served by the Chicago-St. Louis Lincoln Service and the Chicago-San Antonio Texas Eagle.