Amtrak Agrees To Name Rochester Station After Deceased Rep. Slaughter

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s new train station will be named after U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, the recently deceased western New York Democrat who helped secure federal funding for the project.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrats, announced Wednesday that Amtrak has agreed to change the name of the Rochester Intermodal Station to the Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station.

The 88-year-old congresswoman from suburban Rochester died Friday at a Washington hospital after being injured in a fall at her District of Columbia home.

The senators noted she spent years fighting to get the funding needed to replace Rochester’s aging Amtrak station. The facility opened last October.

Calling hours for Slaughter are Wednesday and Thursday at a Rochester funeral home. Her funeral service is Friday at Rochester’s Eastman Theatre.

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