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Don't Try To See Obama At Union Station

If you were planning to catch a glimpse of President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday evening when he ends his historic train ride from Philadelphia to the District, forget about seeing him at Union Station.

“It’s going to be a closed event in Washington," Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee said yesterday. "It will be the end of a long journey."

Spectators are "unlikely" to get even a glimpse, he said. Until yesterday, officials had released no information on how the Washington stop would be handled.

Obama's journey begins at 10:05 a.m. with a ticketed public event in Philadelphia. He will then board a train for Wilmington where there will be another event at 1 p.m. He will jump on the train again and hold another event in Baltimore at 4:15 p.m.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  January 15, 2009; 6:51 PM ET  | Category:  Presidential Inaugural Committee
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