More Opposition to Cincinnati Ticket Office Closing

The Hamilton County transportation improvement board has passed a resolution urging that Amtrak keep its ticket office at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

However, the office closed on June 5. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s tri-weekly Chicago-Washington Cardinal. It handles about 11,000 passengers a year in Cincinnati.

Amtrak has hired a caretaker to open and close the waiting room and assist passengers with their luggage and boarding.

Because of construction at CUT, Amtrak is using a temporary facility adjacent to the iconic station.

The Cardinal stops in Cincinnati in both directions in the dead of night. The city will be one of the largest Amtrak cities in the county to lack a station ticket office.

Amtrak now has ticket offices in Ohio in Cleveland and Toledo.

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