Amtrak names station honoring Joe Biden

March 16, 2011

WILMINGTON, Del. — Amtrak is naming its refurbished station here in honor of Vice President Joe Biden, who regularly commuted between Washington and his home in Wilmington for most of his U.S. Senate career that spanned almost 25 years.

The official name will be the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station. A ceremony will be held at the station Saturday, March 19.

A station on New Jersey Transit in Secaucus, N.J., is named for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who has championed rail-commuter and Amtrak investment his entire Senate career that spans 30 years.