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Rochester Opens New Train Station

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By Staff –

 

train stationGov. Andrew Cuomo and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter joined local officials at a ceremony Friday to celebrate the grand opening of a new Amtrak train station on Central Ave.

“This magnificent new train station will be the front door to the Finger Lakes, improving rail travel, enhancing passenger and commercial rail service while supporting tourism and regional economic growth,” Gov. Cuomo said. “By working together with Congresswoman Slaughter and other leaders, we have built a new Rochester station, a gateway for the region, and another significant success in our efforts to modernize transportation infrastructure across the state.”

Monroe County Legislator Vincent Felder (D – Rochester) also released the following statement regarding the station:

“I am pleased that this new train station is finally being opened after many years. It is a beautiful facility. This new, modern station will usher in a new era of rail transportation for the city of Rochester and its residents, and will help to transform the 22nd District. Visitors to our city will now be welcomed into a modern facility, making their first experience here a pleasant one.”

The total cost of the new 9,500-square-foot facility was $44 million, which, according to officials, was largely paid for using state and federal funds.

The previous station had originally been built in 1978, and was meant to be a temporary station in Rochester.

Construction of the new station began three years ago, and finishing work and landscaping will be completed this year.

Visit https://youtu.be/oox0MjxG9tQ to view video of the station’s grand opening, or click on the image below.

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