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.

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3 thoughts on “Amtrak to Chicago: Advocates hope train service can grow from limited options Cincinnati has now”

  1. Hi! This is really interesting concept and the hope for the future of more accessible trains from and through Cincinnati is pretty amazing. The last sentence leaves me hanging can you expound more on “But there is a growing conversation in the region to change that.”? Where are these conversations happening? What action steps could one take to facilitate this change?

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