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Winnipeg’s Union Station receives $6.5M for renovations and upgrades


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May 28, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Passengers of Winnipeg’s Union Station will enjoy $6.5-million worth of upgrades, courtesy of the federal government.

The investment in the century-old, Broadway Avenue building will be used to renovate the public washrooms, exterior improvements, and upgrade the station’s security systems. The funding will also go towards cleaning, repairing and restoring the central rotunda.

The announcement was made by Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher and VIA Rail Canada representatives on May 25.

The Government of Canada will invest $3 million from the $923 million in funding to VIA announced in 2007, while the other $3.5 million will come from Budget 2012.


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