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New And Improved Amtrak Station Opens In Sacramento


A new and improved Sacramento Valley Amtrak station opened its doors Thursday.

Members of the public got an inside look at the renovations of the Sacramento Valley Station.

Officials say the $34 million dollar project is a celebration of Sacramento's past and its future.

One goal was to preserve the history of the building, including a mural depicting the 1863 groundbreaking of the station as a terminus of the transcontinental railroad.

The redesign also includes commercial space.

Sacramento Bee publisher McClatchy wants to lease a large portion of the space for a digital video lab.

The station is used by the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin Amtrak lines and connects to Sacramento's light rail system.

According to Amtrak data from 2015, it is the seventh busiest station in the country.

Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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