The newly restored Santa Fe Station, once a hub for Oklahoma City rail passengers and soon to be Oklahoma City’s new intermodal transit hub, will be the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 7. The event marks the city’s progress toward providing and supporting mixed modes of transportation.
Built in 1934, the Santa Fe Station originally served as a rail depot for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The station has continued to provide rail service through Amtrak, which offered service until 1979 and resumed service in 1999 when the depot was last renovated.
The intermodal hub will bring together the OKC Streetcar, Embark buses, Amtrak Heartland Flyer, light rail, bike and pedestrian traffic. The hub will offer commuters many choices in public transportation. For example, a resident who lives in the urban core could bike to the hub, park their bike and ride the bus to another destination. Conversely, a resident of Norman could take the Heartland Flyer to the Santa Fe Station, then take the OKC Streetcar downtown.
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