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FRA to Host Public Meeting for Washington Union Station Expansion Project

By October 11, 2016 No Comments
The barrel-vaulted ceiling of the main hall at Washington D.C.'s Union Station.

The Main Hall of Washington Union Station features a barrel-vaulted, coffered ceiling.

Reposted from the Amtrak Northeast Corridor website.

What: Washington Union Station Expansion Project Open House

When: October 19, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (There will be two brief, identical presentations at 4:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: Washington Union Station Presidential Room (enter through East Hall)

As the lead federal agency for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a public meeting to allow the public to review and provide feedback on the project concepts for the Washington Union Station Expansion Project.

Amtrak and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) are proposing to expand and modernize the station as the national capital region’s principal intermodal transportation hub. Concepts to be presented illustrate different options for the major project elements that will shape the layout of the station expansion, including realigned and improved tracks and platforms; additional public concourses; a new train hall; and parking, bus, taxi, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, while preserving the historically significant station building.

As the Station Expansion Project EIS advances, several near-term improvements to Washington Union Station’s passenger concourse, tracks and platforms are advancing simultaneously. In fall 2016, early action construction will start to prepare the passenger concourse for a major expansion in 2017. Additional information on the Concourse Modernization Project can be found on nec.amtrak.com.