Historic Fort Madison Depot Part of Amtrak’s Plans

Move Downtown will help preserve Santa Fe Railway Depot

Posted by CC on February 2nd, 2008 12:11 pm

The Hawk Eye reports that Amtrak is working to move its Fort Madison station to the National Register-listed Santa Fe Railway Depot downtown. The depot would be shared by Amtrak and the North Lee County Historical Society, which is currently in the building. The City has been working on the project for several years and have received a number of federal grants for planning, design, and rehabilitation. Plans also include work on the Santa Fe Atchison and Topeka Passenger and Freight Complex and the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad Passenger Depot. If all goes well, Amtrak will be in the restored depot by the spring of 2009.