East Lansing, Michigan soon to have new Amtrak station

July 2, 2015

— The new Amtrak station near Harrison and Trowbridge roads will be complete this summer.

The station, which is part of the new $6.3 million Capital Area Multimodal Gateway, will be three times larger than the existing station on the property. It will have an enclosed lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as luggage and bike storage, said Laurie Robison, spokeswoman of Capital Area Transportation Authority, which operates the station.

There is no set date for completion of the station. Construction crews just have to finish mechanical and electrical work before final inspections can begin, Robison said.

Once the station is ready to open, CATA will demolish the smaller station – something customers have been waiting for.

“It’s absolutely needed,” said Gerald Lee, of Lansing. “This station is very small and a lot of Michigan State University students use it when they move in. I can’t wait.”

 

Read the full story from reporter Alex Alusheff in the Lansing State Journal by clicking here.

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