News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Work underway on the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot.

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News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Work underway on the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot.

Work crews were seen on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 working both inside and outside on the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot at the El Garces Train Depot which is located on the 900 block of Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was there as work crews painted yellow lines along G Street near a handicap ramp, placing signs marking where passengers can catch the Amtrak passenger train, and new benches where moved into the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot.

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Ty D. Tran, Amtrak Project Manager II Southwest Division, tells ZachNews that the hope was to get the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot open before Christmas, but there is other things needed to be done still.

Work is still needing to be done on the new doors that will open and close automatically at the time set, putting in a Quik-Trak Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk, and adding vending machines.

No official grand opening of the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot has been set as of yet, but Ty D. Tran tells ZachNews that the date and time of a grand opening will be posted on Amtrak’s website.

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Until the official grand opening of the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot, passengers will still be able to catch the Amtrak Passenger Train near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Building along at 834 Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The new signs for the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot were also put up in front of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Building.

When the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot is officially open, passengers will be able to go inside the new Amtrak Passenger Train Depot and wait for the Amtrak passenger train from 11:00pm to 2:00am PT Monday through Sunday.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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