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Renovation of Orlando's historic Amtrak station complete

Renovation of Orlando's historic Amtrak station complete

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other officials on Monday hailed the completion of renovations to the city's Amtrak station on Sligh Boulevard, the result of a $2-plus-million project aimed at restoring the 89-year-old building. Despite its age, the historic station serves about 160,000 passengers a year, officials said. Before the renovations, its showed signs of disrepair, including cracked walls and a leaky roof and windows. Designed by architect M.A. Griffin for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, the station was built in 1926 at a cost of almost $500,000. In addition to serving Amtrak, the building also hosts the Orlando Heath stop for SunRail. jeweiner@tribune.com or 407-420-5171

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