Posts Tagged ‘Tomah Wisconsin’

Eau Claire Seeking Bus Link to Tomah Amtrak Station

February 26, 2020

The city council in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting a shuttle service to link the city with the Amtrak station in Tomah, Wisconsin.

The shuttle would board in Eau Claire at the bus transfer center.

The Amtrak shuttle has been discussed in Eau Claire for years. City council member Jeremy Gragert said connecting Eau Claire to an Amtrak station will still help commuters.

“I also live in the city without a car and other people do as well,” he said. “A lot of students and a lot of people maybe are too young to drive, too old to drive.”

The resolution asks the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to establish the shuttle service, which also would stop in Black River Falls.

Eau Claire has never had Amtrak service and been without intercity rail passenger service since the Chicago & North Western ended service there in 1963.

Renovated Tomah Station to be Dedicated

February 10, 2019

The newly renovated Amtrak station in Tomah, Wisconsin, will open on Feb. 13 with a dedication ceremony.

That will take place at 4:30 p.m. and be followed by a town hall meeting with a representative of the Wisconsin Rail Passenger Association to discuss the prospects of adding a second Amtrak train between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

The Tomah station was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific in the early 1900.

The rebuilding began in 2016 and was interrupted before resuming in September 2018.

Tomah is now served by the daily Chicago-Seattle/Portland Empire Builder, which is scheduled to stop there at 11:26 a.m. eastbound and 6:27 p.m. westbound.

The town hall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Tomah City Hall.