Alton, IL

Train Station Service Switch

Story by WBGZ Radio

Riders of Amtrak in Alton will need to make plans to depart from or arrive at the new station beginning tomorrow. The location change comes a couple of days before the official grand-opening ceremony at the Alton Regional MultiModal Transportation Center, the multi-million dollar station located on the former Wadlow Golf Course property just off of Homer Adams Parkway.

With the new location and an upgrade to higher-speed service coming soon, tourism officials are anticipating a bump in the number of visitors to the Riverbend. Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau President Brett Stawar said in a previous interview with The Big Z this is a good time of year to find a variety of reasons to visit the area.

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The grand opening of the Alton Regional MultiModal Transportation Center train station has been scheduled for Friday, September 15 at noon. MCT bus traffic has been using the location for a couple of weeks.

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