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In the search for a place for Madison’s train station, several sites are possible

In the search for a place for Madison’s train station, several sites are possible

By MATTHEW DeFOUR | mdefour@madison.com

When Madison resident Royce Williams visits his 99-year-old father in Champaign, he takes a Van Galder bus to Chicago’s Union Station, then boards an Amtrak train to the central Illinois city’s transportation hub.

Once there he scans an electronic display to find out when the next green line bus is leaving. If there’s enough time to spare, he can grab a sandwich at the station’s Subway, a soda from the vending machine or a magazine from the newsstand. Outside there’s space for taxis and parking.

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