On July 15, 2012, Amtrak opened a new transportation center on the north side of their ex-Chicago & Alton Route in Normal, IL. This sharp new facility features transfers to cabs and buses, LCD monitors for train and weather updates, and even a Subway. The town of Normal has invested a lot of capital in upgrading this uptown area, and Amtrak was not overlooked.
The station on the south side of the tracks was built in 1990, to replace to aging Bloomingon station that was on the south side of town. It is unclear what the future of the 1990 station is.
In this video, Amtrak’s northbound LINCOLN SERVICE stops to pick up more than 50 waiting passengers:
New Transportation Center!