Grand Rapids’ new Amtrak station set to open

September 26, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS − …[The] new Amtrak station finally is set to connect to the rest of the region…

Monday, Sept. 29, CSX Corp. [will] reconstruct its [adjacent] railroad crossing. It’s one of the last steps necessary to finally set a guaranteed grand opening of the adjacent Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station, said Peter Varga, CEO of The Rapid [Grand Rapids’ public transit system]…

Rapid officials tout the convenient location of the new station as Central Station, which serves all of the six-city bus system’s busiest routes and the new Silver Line bus rapid transit system, is just down the street.

The $5.2 million station, named after the former West Michigan congressman, will replace the old hub on Wealthy Street serving Amtrak’s Pere Marquette route. It travels two and from Grand Rapids and Chicago, with three stops each day… An additional, daily trip between the two cities could launch upon the station’s completion.

Read the rest of the story at MLive, 25 September 2014.

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