Amtrak

8:45 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Amtrak to add trains for holiday season

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Extra routes between Detroit and Chicago offered between December 22nd and January 3rd
Amtrak will add trains on its busiest Chicago-bound Michigan route in time for the holidays. The extra trains will run on the Pontiac-to-Chicago Wolverine line, which includes a stop in Detroit and connects with the local Blue Water Line in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.
8:17 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Amtrak adding additional trains for Thanksgiving weekend

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Week of Thanksgiving is busiest of year for Amtrak
LANSING - Amtrak will add more trains between Chicago and Michigan for the busy Thanksgiving weekend. The passenger train service will have nine extra round trips between Michigan and Chicago from Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Monday, Dec. 2.
4:32 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Amtrak upgrades around state designed to boost riders

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Track improvements between Kalamazoo and Dearborn among projects around Michigan
'Train 365 westbound, now arriving.' The announcer’s voice stopped soft chatter outside East Lansing’s Amtrak station as the Friday morning train pulled up to the platform. Passengers destined for a long weekend in Chicago, or points in between, rolled their luggage to the open coach doors. Conductors in dress uniform waved them aboard. Within 10 minutes, the train was moving again, en route to Battle Creek.
2:58 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Schedules altered during Amtrak high-speed rail construction

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Some passengers might have to take buses to different rail lines.
LANSING - Amtrak is temporarily changing schedules and service on its passenger route between Pontiac and Battle Creek while crews prepare the track to handle high-speed trains. Starting Monday, two trains on the Wolverine line will terminate and originate in Battle Creek instead of Pontiac, so passengers will instead take chartered buses.
2:39 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Wi-Fi to be available on Amtrak rides

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is shelling out a million dollars to allow riders to surf the web. A spokesman for M-DOT says the cost will hopefully be offset by increased ridership and more revenue.
LANSING - Amtrak passengers will be able to catch up on email and surf the web while riding trains through Michigan starting next year. The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending about $1 million to install Wi-Fi by January. MDOT anticipates the service will lead to increased ridership and revenues that should more than offset the cost, said spokesman Nick Schirripa.

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