The famous AmShack is no more! St. Louis Today carries today’s landmark development (Yes, this is looking like St. Louis Day on Trains for America.).
Amtrak begins using Gateway Center in St. LouisST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCHST. LOUIS – Amtrak trains began using the new Gateway Transportation Center in downtown St. Louis early today, marking the end to the “temporary” buildings passengers used for 30 years.
The new glass-and-steel center on South 15th Street, near the Scottrade Center, also serves as a depot for Greyhound buses. It has four train platforms and 10 bus bays. Bus passengers began using the building in June.
Construction began on the $27 million building in 2006. Amtrak was expected to move into the station in the fall of 2007, but work fell behind schedule. Most recently, track work and platform construction kept Amtrak from moving into the building.