Taylor Hicks to perform at Birmingham Intermodal Facility Grand Opening

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American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will perform at the Birmingham Intermodal Facility Grand Opening – via www.eventsfy.com

The American Idol winner is set to perform at the Grand Opening Celebration of the long-awaited transportation hub facility.

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Birmingham Intermodal Facility – photo by Hunter Drinkard for Bham Now

The new facility brings together Amtrak, Greyhound, and MAX Transit, which had previously been housed in different locations throughout the city. There will also be a location for Megabus to pick up passengers. City officials say this new facility will be Birmingham’s new transportation hub.

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Amtrak, Greyhound, and MAX Transit will all be housed in the new facility.

Operations at the facility have already begun. MAX Transit’s Central Station and Olivia’s Transit Cafe opened last June and Amtrak began serving passengers on January 30th of this year. Greyhound is set to begin service from the station on February 28th.

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MAX Transit’s Central Station opened last June – photo by Hunter Drinkard for Bham Now

The event will serve as a official celebration for the new facility and the opportunities that it means for Birmingham. Passengers can take advantage of affordable transportation opportunities both locally and nationwide. Amtrak’s Crescent Line, which operates out of the new facility, provides daily transportation from New Orleans to New York City. A value ticket from Birmingham New York’s Penn Station will cost you around $160 and 22 hours of travel time.

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Amtrak’s Crescent Line provides daily service from New Orleans to New York City – photo by Hunter Drinkard

The Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Friday, February 23rd from 3pm-5pm. American Idol winner and Birmingham native Taylor Hicks will be performing. According to MAX Transit’s Facebook Page, there will also be a few surprise special guests. The event is free and open to the public.