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Amtrak to rename Del. station in honor of Biden

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys inaugural speech.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech. (AP Photo / AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Amtrak will honor Vice President Joe Biden and his commute as a longtime U.S. senator who often traveled from Wilmington to Washington by renaming its downtown station after him.

It will hold an open house Saturday for the newly renovated station, which will be called the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station. The Wilmington station underwent $37.7 million in renovations, $20 million of which is from the economic stimulus program that Biden now oversees.

Tours of the station will be available from noon to 3 p.m. It is Amtrak's 12th busiest station.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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