Updated 08/06/2012 08:52 PM
DOT holds informational meeting on proposed downtown Raleigh rail station
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RALEIGH — Raleigh residents had a chance to learn more about a proposed downtown rail station Monday.
Department of Transportation officials held an informational meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center. Officials say the union station would re-vamp the old vacant Dillon Supply building on Martin Street, converting it into a grand central station of sorts.
Planners say the project is another sign that raleigh is growing.
"Help with the redevelopment of downtown Raleigh, the westside of downtown, and position Raleigh's transportation network to be able to accommodate future growth," said NCDOT spokesperson Craig Newton.
The proposed rail station comes as the Triangle Transportation Authority said the Amtrak station on Cabarrus Street is too small to handle the tens of thousands of travelers that come through.