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Amtrak to invest $90 Million for Baltimore Penn Station improvements

Posted at 10:53 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 08:33:43-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — Amtrak has reached a close to execute a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand Baltimore Penn Station.

The investment is costing the train company up to $90 million in an effort to improve the historic station and to expand and modernize the area for customer experience.

“By investing in the modernization of Baltimore Penn Station, Amtrak seeks to transform central Baltimore into a premier regional transportation hub that will provide new amenities and transit connections,” said Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson. “This work is part of Amtrak’s ongoing efforts to improve the customer experience and grow passenger rail.”

Amtrak selected Penn Station Partners through a competitive process based on their proposal to partner with Amtrak and the City of Baltimore to implement the changes.

The first phase of infrastructure work will be the renovation of an existing rail platform to bring it back into service and the construction of an additional platform rail.

Amtrak and Penn Station Partners are currently advancing a Vision Plan for the station and surrounding Amtrak properties in partnership with local stakeholders and the community, called Next Stop Baltimore Penn Station.