St. Paul's historic Union Depot re-opens

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St. Paul's Union Depot, a 20th century landmark that closed in 1971, re-opened Saturday to Metro Transit buses and passengers, the Pioneer Press reported.

The opening, which was made possible by a $243 million renovation, is expected to serve buses, light-rail and Amtrak by 2014.

Next month, Jefferson Regional Bus Lines will open at the site, the Star Tribune reported.

According to the Star Tribune, the opening celebration included a morning dedication ceremony, movies in the evening and activities throughout the day.

According to the Pioneer Press, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the depot is "historic, iconic and one of the great railway stations of the 20th century."

"But that doesn't mean it can't also be modern, efficient and one of the great American railways stations of the 21st century," she said.

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