The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance is trying to pressure city officials into taking action to rehabilitate Indianapolis Union Station.
The Rail Alliance has invited city leaders to meet with them to discuss how the station can be improved.
IPRA member Bill Malcolm said that the station is unwelcoming, unsightly and even scary.
“If it’s a turnoff to even go into that facility, people are not going to take advantage of it, [they won’t] take their families up to go shopping . . . because it’s just kind of a frightening place,” Malcolm said.
The city’s department of Metropolitan Development operates the station, which is served by Amtrak’s Chicago-New York Cardinal and the Chicago-Indianapolis Hoosier State.
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