Groundbreaking is set for March 21, 2015 for Raleigh's new Union Station. Amtrak’s chief architect recently visited Raleigh and called the plan “the most exciting train station project happening in the country today.” Construction will take two years with the first trains arriving in early 2017.
The station will serve Amtrak trains as well as future commuter rail service between Raleigh and Garner, Cary, Research Triangle, and Durham. It will also serve the long range goal of light rail station, too.
City officials hope the retail and commercial office space will help the building pay for itself. One restaurant space will have a rooftop view of the downtown skyline. With glass-paneled walls, the design will create a sweeping transformation from the existing brick warehouse building at the foot of Martin Street.
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