Holiday Travel
6:06 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Additional Amtrak Trains Scheduled Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Michigan Department of Transportation and Amtrak have announced additional trains between Michigan and Chicago around Thanksgiving. 

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6:01 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Amtrak Improvements Planned Between Detroit and Chicago

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Upgrades should be completed by 2017 or 2018
Lansing The tracks have been cleared for the state to develop faster, cushier Amtrak service between Detroit and Chicago now that the Michigan Senate has ended its probe of a state passenger rail car purchase.
2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Passenger Train From Holland to Detroit Studied

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Amtrak passenger counts in Michigan have risen significantly in recent years.
LANSING - The Michigan Department of Transportation will study the viability of a passenger railroad line that would connect Holland to Detroit by way of Grand Rapids and Lansing. The rail line may never materialize, but the study is the first official step by the state to create a new rail line connecting Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit.
8:49 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Questions Raised About State Deal to Buy Passenger Rail Cars

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State wants to buy passenger cars rather than pay a leasing charge to Amtrak
Lansing State lawmakers are looking into claims that the Department of Transportation is mistakenly planning to buy passenger rail cars that Wisconsin rejected as the result of a faulty bidding process.
SW Michigan
5:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Amtrak Adds Summer Trains, Changes Schedules

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.

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.

The changes start Monday May 19 and end August 31.

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