Mattoon accepting bids for renovation of train station

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The city of Mattoon will start accepting bids Friday afternoon for the renovation of the city's train station.

Bids for work open at 2:00 p.m. at city hall. With federal and state transportation funds and grant money, on top of what the city's paying, the station is getting a much needed facelift.

Renovations include a new elevator and new accessible entrance, as well as several updates. The historic depot is still an active Amtrak station that serves six trains a day with about 85 passengers a day.

After bids are accepted, the city hopes work on the station will start by the end of March.

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