Hermann celebrates new Amtrak station

The new Amtrak station in Hermann will provide shelter to those riding one of four "Missouri River Runner" trains.

A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the opening of a new Amtrak station in Hermann, Mo., which is served by four daily Missouri River Runner trains.

Attending the ceremony were officials from the city, state of Missouri, Amtrak and Union Pacific.

â??All of the citizens of Hermann are thankful for our Amtrak station,â?? said Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel.

â??Hermann has waited a long time for this facility to come to fruition,â?? City Administrator Mark Wallace says. â??We are very proud and excited to have a new Amtrak station to serve our visitors.â??

Plans for the station project were first approved in 2006.

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