A ribbon cutting will take place Friday morning at the more than 130-year-old Waterloo Depot. The event is the culmination of more than a decade of restoration and relocation efforts. The building has been moved near the Amtrak boarding platform and returned to use at what town officials say is one of the railroad’s busiest passenger stations in the state.
Town Council President David Bolton says more than 20,000 passengers per year use the train and a refurbished depot could boost ridership. It shuttles passengers back-and-forth between cities like Chicago, Boston, New York and Washington D.C.
The project was funded through a $1.8 million federal grant. Renovations were complete in 2010 and the move to its current location began in March.
The depot celebration will follow a 10 a.m. dedication of a new Town Hall building in the DeKalb County community.