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Harpers Ferry train station receives more funds

April 28, 2003

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Plans to restore the Harpers Ferry Train Station are moving forward, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Superintendent Don Campbell announced.

Campbell said in a news release that a recently signed agreement between the town of Harpers Ferry and the park will enable a $320,000 state grant to be released for restoration of the train station. This money, coupled with $1.9 million in federal funds secured by U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., makes the project fully funded, Campbell said.

Proposed restorations include the train station restoration and rehabilitation, landscape improvements and new interpretive exhibits and furnishings.

Studies to identify hazardous materials at the site are under way with restoration activities expected to begin in December, 2004 and continue for nine to 12 months, Campbell said in the release.

When completed, the restored station will serve MARC and AMTRAK passengers, provide Harpers Ferry with space to disperse information and house park exhibits on the railroad history of Harpers Ferry, Campbell said.

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