Amtrak makes Denver Union Station return

Amtrak services have returned to Denver Union Station for the first time since work began on a $800 million redevelopment of the historic building.

The 19.10 California Zephyr to Chicago departed from Union Station on February 28 ahead of the station’s official reopening in May 2014.

Although work is still being carried out in the main station building, passengers have been given a first glimpse from inside the striking new white canopy which sits above the platforms.

Amtrak has been operating out of a temporary station in the city since 2011.

“We are looking forward to bringing the California Zephyr back to its historic home and for the entire project to be complete,” said Jim Brzezinski, Amtrak route director for the train.

“Amtrak passengers will see just a hint of what’s in store at this magnificent building and we hope they return when we celebrate the grand re-opening later this year.”