Amtrak Highlights Renovated Intermodal Facility in Needles, Calif.

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  • May 14, 2014

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OAKLAND – Amtrak and The City of Needles recently celebrated the completion of the renovated El Garces Intermodal Transportation Facility in downtown Needles.

Substantial renovations included the build-out of a waiting room and restrooms.

“Amtrak looks forward to utilizing the El Garces building in the near future,” said Alex Khaflin, Amtrak Government Affairs Officer. “This new intermodal facility will improve transportation options in the City of Needles.”

Khaflin presented “An Amtrak Served Community” sign to Mayor Edward Paget and Councilwoman Linda Kidd. Working with the communities to improve intercity passenger rail stations is important, as roughly a third of all Amtrak station buildings are owned by local municipalities. This work compliments the Amtrak investment in modernizing the station’s platform that took place in 2012. More than 8,600 passengers traveled through the Needles station stop last year on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.

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