Amtrak to Chicago: Advocates hope train service can grow from limited options Cincinnati has now

CINCINNATI — It’s the last remaining portion of Union Terminal’s original use, but many today don’t even know it’s there.

Tucked behind the now under-construction Cincinnati Museum Center is the city’s access point to Amtrak, the country’s primary regional and long-distance passenger railroad service.

The station is a modestly sized version of the terminal in its heyday, which originally was designed to accommodate more than 200 trains and some 17,000 passengers each day. Today — secondary to housing the museum center — the station serves only a fraction of the railroads and passengers it once did, with just three arrivals and departures scheduled each week.

But there is a growing conversation in the region to change that.

The 2016 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

Needull in a haystack

Green Violetear.Photo:Barbara Driscoll/Audubon Photography Awards

This one is for bird watchers. Amazing photographs from 2016. The 2017 Audobon Photography Awards is still open.

Quick Stats:

Participants:ย More than 1,700

Images entered:ย Nearly 7,000

Categories:ย Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, Youth

Entrants from:ย 50 states, 6 provinces, District of Columbia

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