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5:28 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Trains Could Roll Again Soon From Union Station

Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County executive Charlie Dooley, and officials with Lodging Hospitality Management on a chartered train car at Union Station on June 6. Chartered trains are a part of LHM's $50 million rehab plan.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The new owners of Union Station in downtown St. Louis say excursion trains could be rolling from its platforms this time next year.

St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management purchased the 1894 train station and adjacent hotel in October and plans a $50 million upgrade of the property, though that does not appear to include the cost of rehabbing the canopies over the train tracks and any work that would have to be done to accommodate trains.

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