Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amtrak Depot, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This content was originally posted on my website in 2004 as part of my Milwaukee PLACES page.

Ticket Counter at the Amtrak Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2003

The Amtrak depot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is located at 433 West Saint Paul Avenue. This railroad station was built in 1965 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (AKA The Milwaukee Road) to replace the existing Milwaukee Road and Chicago & Northwestern stations, which were demolished in 1965 and 1968 respectively. The station was later owned by the Soo Line Railroad, a part of the Canadian Pacific system. It is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder between Chicago and Seattle and Portland, and Hiawatha service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Artwork in the station showed its heritage, including the Milwaukee Road's original 1935 Hiawatha train at the original Milwaukee Road station.

Painting in the Amtrak Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2003

A major renovation was completed in 2007 that completely changed the look of the building from what is shown in the above pictures. Now owner by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, it is now called the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, as in addition to Amtrak it now also serves Milwaukee County Transit, Greyhound and other motorcoach operators.

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