St. Louis bids farewell to its 'Am-shack'

ST. LOUIS | St. Louis residents for years have gotten on the train from a no-frills building known locally as the "Am-shack."

State and city officials opened a new, $28 million transportation hub downtown on Friday where commuters can catch the bus, light rail and Amtrak trains.

The new Gateway Transportation Center is a building where Amtrak, Greyhound, MetroLink and MetroBus converge. The new facility one block south of the Scottrade Center features 24-hour operations staff, security and food service.