Amtrak Releases Master Plan to Improve Washington DC Union Station

Amtrak is releasing a Master Plan that offers a new approach to revitalize the terminal at Washington Union Station. The plan will lay the groundwork for an expanded and greatly improved intermodal station that will increase capacity to accommodate future service expansion, deliver the highest quality passenger experience and provide robust support to local and regional economic growth.

“Washington Union Station is an integral part of the Northeast transportation network, facing urgent capacity issues and a need to expand to support increasing ridership growth across all services,” said Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman. “This plan will transform the station into a world-class transportation hub to serve the region and the mobility needs of generations of passengers yet to come.”

“TCU is pleased to see such a bold look into the future for Amtrak and Union Station, where many TCU members are employed,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti. “For Amtrak to become a world class high speed rail provider it needs improved infrastructure like this plan provides as well as a long-term dedicated funding source.”

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