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Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds
Work will make facility ADA compliant
Amtrak Station - Entrance
C-I Web Extra: After getting off an Amtrak train in Camden, travelers would drive out to West DeKalb Street along this entrance to the station. The city of Camden recently completed a renovation of the entryway, part of a deal with Amtrak to get the corporation to renovate the station and grounds. The city repaved the driveway and replaced the landscaped median, installing new decorative lights and vegetation. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Williams, and Amtrak Director of Government Affairs Todd Stennis, appeared with other colleagues at a Camden City Council work session Tuesday afternoon, all of whom mentioned that they had recently “acquired” Camden as one the station in their territory.