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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.
8:45 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.