Amtrak

5:26 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

"Quiet cars" now available between Kalamazoo and Chicago

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People in the quiet car are not allowed to talk loudly or use cell phones and noisy computer programs.
LANSING - Train passengers who want some peace and quiet will find respite on Amtrak's specially designated rail cars. Starting Monday, the passenger rail service will designate a "quiet car" on each of its trains on the Wolverine line that travels through Pontiac, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Kalamazoo and several other cities on its way to Chicago.
4:27 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

March marks Amtrak's best month ever

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The railroad expects more than 31 million passengers to have ridden the train by the end of this fiscal year.
WASHINGTON - Amtrak ridership increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak's history, the railroad said Tuesday. Ridership grew 0.9 percent from October 2012 to March compared with the same period one year earlier despite disruptions from weather including Superstorm Sandy.
8:31 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Michigan's costs for Amtrak service due to increase

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Ridership is up for Amtrak, including two routes that travel through Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
Lansing - Michigan's costs for passenger rail service will quadruple this fall under a federal act requiring the state to subsidize its busiest Amtrak route. The 4-year-old law shifts an annual subsidy of about $25 million from the federal government to the state.
SW Michigan
1:51 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Amtrak riders set Michigan record

Eastbound Amtrak train pulls into Kalamazoo's depot

State officials say three Amtrak passenger trains in Michigan set ridership records last year. MDOT says almost 800,000 people climbed aboard an Amtrak train in 2012. The three routes are the Wolverine from Detroit to Chicago; the Blue Water from Port Huron to Chicago; and the Pere Marquette from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Wolverine and the Blue Water routes include stops in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

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