Amtrak

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.
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.

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