The passengers who pass through the Alton train station before midnight Tuesday will be the last to do so at the station opened since 1928. Train No. 307 will leave from Amtrak’s College Avenue station at about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, but after that the Alton station will be at 1 Golf Road, more than two miles away.
Tickets are still available for service from the station’s last day.
The new station is the 8000-square-food multimodel complex, part of the upgrade along the St. Louis-to-Chicago Corridor where Amtrak expects to reduce travel time by an hour with high speed rail.
Alton’s development director, Greg Caffey, said the project cost about $24 million.
The MCT Transfer point also serves bus Route 7, to Edwardsville; Route 8 to the old station for now, and to St. Anthony’s hospital; and Route 10, to downtown Alton and Godfrey Wal-Mart.