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Funds Sought for Improvement of Tallahassee Amtrak Station and Surrounding District

03 Jul 2014 4:39 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

The Tallahassee Amtrak station continues to fare better than some of the old stations along the former New Orleans-Florida route of Amtrak's Sunset Limited.

Additional uses for the station have ensured that it remains in a public building. These uses have made the old station, originally constructed in 1858 for the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad (which later became part of the Seaboard Air Line) a productive economic engine, even without train service. 

That said, we look forward to the day the trains do return. From WCTV TV (Tallahassee):

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Leon-County-Asks-CRA-to-Fund-Development-of-Historic-Amtrak-Complex-262643081.html

--Jackson McQuigg

Comments

  • 04 Jul 2014 8:37 PM | Anonymous member
    A little more than a year from now it will be a full decade of no return of service. It's time our politicos and more so Amtrak, end this nonsense and get some more rolling stock ordered to restore this service-Amtrak's chronic number one problem!
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