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Amtrak proposes $7 billion upgrade

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(WTVR) – Amtrak wants to upgrade its Union Station in Washington D.C. to make it a high speed rail hub for the northeast.

The upgrade would cost seven billion dollars.

The Washington Post reports plans include doubling the number of trains at the station, adding new platforms, tracks,  stores, and a main concourse.

Amtrak did not offer information on how the project would be funded.