What are you going to do with the depot?
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
Why call it "Project Depot" instead of "Project
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