Amtrak http://wmuk.org en Amtrak Adds Summer Trains, Changes Schedules http://wmuk.org/post/amtrak-adds-summer-trains-changes-schedules <p></p><p>Amtrak says it plans to run more trains in Michigan during the summer holiday season. It’ll also temporarily change some regular trains’ schedules while it works on tracks and signals.</p><p>The bulk of the shifts affect Blue Water service between Port Huron and Chicago. The Pontiac-to-Chicago Wolverine line will include an extra eastbound train most Sundays and an extra westbound one most Mondays.</p><p>The changes start Monday May 19 and end August 31.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:15:24 +0000 Sehvilla Mann 14391 at http://wmuk.org Amtrak Adds Summer Trains, Changes Schedules Amtrak riders set Michigan record http://wmuk.org/post/amtrak-riders-set-michigan-record <p>State officials say three Amtrak passenger trains in Michigan set ridership records last year. <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-11056---,00.html">MDOT</a> says almost 800,000 people climbed aboard an Amtrak train in 2012. The three routes are the <em>Wolverine</em> from Detroit to Chicago; the <em>Blue Water</em> from Port Huron to Chicago; and the <em>Pere Marquette</em> from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The <em>Wolverine</em> and the <em>Blue Water</em> routes include stops in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:51:00 +0000 Andrew Robins 1552 at http://wmuk.org Amtrak riders set Michigan record