Saint Paul Union Depot Re-opens With a Celebration

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Hundreds of people attended a party Saturday to mark the reopening of Union Depot in downtown St. Paul reported MPR.
The station's restoration took two years and $243 million, MPR said.
Union Depot closed in 1971, following a shift in macro-transportation trends reports Minn Post.
The pillared entry and head house of the station remained open and were rented out as office space, condos and restaurants over the years, Minn Post said. The concourse and lobby were used as storage for a nearby, though now closed, post office and was opened to the public only occasionally for events like the 1999 Titanic memorabilia exhibit, reports Minn Post.
Plans for the station include offering services to passenger and light rail trains, buses, bikes and motor coaches reports MPR.
MetroTransit bus service to the depot begins this weekend, with Jefferson Regional Bus Lines making stops there in January reports MPR. According to MPR, Amtrak will begin making stops at the station in late 2013 and official plans for light rail service are slated for 2014.

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