A $55 million project to modernise Seattle’s 20th century King Street Station has been completed.

City officials have now cut the ribbon on the modernised station which sits on one of the USA’s busiest passenger rail corridors serving Vancouver to the north and Eugene, Oregon, to the south.

The project received $32.9 million from the US Department of Transportation.

Since 2009, the US Department of Transportation has funded station development projects in 40 cities, including San Francisco, Washington D.C., Sacramento, California, Normal, Illinois, and Brunswick, Maine.

Associate Federal Railroad administrator Kevin Thompson, who attended the reopening, said: “Train stations can have a transformative effect on entire neighborhoods, while providing seamless connections to other modes.

“King Street Station is a great example of how rail investment can provide jobs, greater economic development and greater mobility.”

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