A grand reopening for St. Paul's Union Depot

  • Updated: December 8, 2012 - 5:39 PM

On Saturday morning, Metro Transit buses began service at the depot. They will be joined next year by Amtrak, which will move its Twin Cities service to Union Depot from the Midway area.

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Amelia English and Billy Mullaney, 1940's reenactors from the Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul, greeted some of the thousands of people who attended the Union Depot grand reopening on Saturday.

Photo: Bruce Bisping, Star Tribune

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The Union Depot reopened Saturday in St. Paul as a new Lowertown transit hub that eventually will handle buses, light rail, taxis, bicycles — and passenger trains next year.

Events to mark Saturday’s reopening included a dedication ceremony  in the morning, family-friendly activities throughout the day and movies in the late afternoon.

On Saturday morning, Metro Transit buses began service at the depot. The weekday schedule will include 300 arrivals and departures.

Next month, Jefferson Regional Bus Lines will open at the depot. It will be joined later in the year by Amtrak, which will move its Twin Cities service to Union Depot from the Midway area.

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