Public invited to check out Union Depot construction

8:38 AM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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ST. PAUL - After languishing for over 40 years, Union Depot will once again become a major transportation hub by the end of the year.

$243 million is being pumped into the building to install light rail, Amtrak and Metro bus service. Along with the infrastructure, each room in Union Depot is being re-modeled.

Built in the 1920's, Union Depot was a bustling transportation center until 1971 when rail service was discontinued. 

The Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority is in charge of the project.

Public tours are being offered twice a week. All tours through April are full. According to the tour website, you can be notified when May dates open up.

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