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Q:  What are you going to do with the depot?

 

A:  Approximately 1,100 people use Amtrak from the depot every month.  Therefore, first and foremost the depot will continue to serve the community as a place to board Amtrak trains.  On street level of the depot, there will be a business whose rent will go to help maintain the building.  At track level, there will be a museum dedicated to the history of Coles County.  To read more in depth, see the following page: The Vision

 

 

Q:  What can I do to help?

 

A:  There are a number of ways to help.  What we need most is your tax-deductible donation: You Can Help!  For more ideas, see the Donations page.

 

 

Q:  Why call it "Project Depot" instead of "Project Station"?  

 

A:  A depot refers to a building.  A station refers to a named point on a railroad.  Most depots are located at a station, including the Mattoon depot.  Our focus is on the building, hence "Project Depot". 

 

 

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