RALEIGH -- The city has landed a $21 million federal grant to begin work on a Grand Central-style train station planned in downtown’s warehouse district.
The TIGER grant means the city can begin track and signal upgrades necessary for Amtrak trains to pull into the station, which would transform a vacant Dillon Supply building into a terminal with a spacious waiting hall.
City, state and federal dignitaries will gather Friday afternoon at the site of the future station to formally announce the grant.
The city asked for $60 million from the federal government as part of a joint application with N.C. Department of Transportation and Triangle Transit. The $21 million will go toward track improvements, with station renovations to come later ...
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