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Alaska Railroad unveils new intermodal facility, passenger cars

On Thursday, the Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) will host a dedication ceremony and open house at the new Fairbanks Intermodal Facility and Depot.

Officials will conduct tours of the new $23.7 million facility, which features a baggage-handling area, drop-off areas and additional parking. The facility is designed to support three times the number of trains that currently use the station and meet projected growth during the next 30 years.

ARRC also will exhibit its new bi-level custom-designed passenger cars, which were built by Colorado Railcar Inc. and delivered earlier this month. Featuring a private outdoor viewing platform, the glass-domed cars will be used for first-class service between Fairbanks and Anchorage on the Denali Star train.

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