Courtesy of Amtrak Rendering of proposed new Union Station train shed, looking south from H Street. Existing historic station would be behind new shed. Related Links: PDF of Amtrak plan summary, press release Amtrak has unveiled an ambitious plan, which would cost $6.5 billion or more, to revamp Washington, D.C.,’s Union Station, adding capacity to handle future passenger traffic, preserving the historic station’s distinctive architecture and seeking to give a boost to the local economy.The expansion and alterations to the station would be literally topped off by 3 million sq ft of new, privately financed office, residential and other buildings,
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