Detroit (Amtrak station)

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Detroit
Detroit Amtrak New Center.jpg
The station building in Detroit.
Location 11 West Baltimore Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Coordinates 42°22′04″N 83°04′21″W / 42.36778°N 83.07250°W / 42.36778; -83.07250Coordinates: 42°22′04″N 83°04′21″W / 42.36778°N 83.07250°W / 42.36778; -83.07250
Owned by Michigan Department of Transportation
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, Detroit Department of Transportation, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation
Construction
Parking Short-term only; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DET
History
Opened May 5, 1994
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 70,626[1]Increase 6.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Wolverine
toward Pontiac, MI

Detroit is an Amtrak station located in the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan. It is served by the Wolverine.

Description[edit]

The station consists of a one-story building which includes a waiting room, ticket office, and restrooms. The platform is accessible by a tower at the back of the building, which heads to the level of the elevated GTW Shore Line Subdivision railway.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1994 as a replacement for the former Michigan Central Station, which closed in 1988. From the closure of Michigan in 1988 until the new stations opening in 1994, services used a platform close to the old station.[2]

Since the mid-2000's, MDOT has been working with local and federal agencies to develop an intermodal transit center one block south of the current station bounded by the Conrail North Yard Branch railway to the north, Wooward to the east, Amsterdam to the south, and Cass to the west. The station would bring together the services of Amtrak, DDOT, SMART, M-1 Rail, and future proposed services including the Woodward Avenue BRT and Ann Arbor-Detroit regional rail. The first phase was completed in 2010, and consisted of clearing the site and building a surface parking lot for the future station in 2010.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Amtrak (May 1, 1994). "National Timetable Spring/Summer 1994". Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  3. ^ Kavanaugh, Kelli B. "State's phased approach to New Center intermodal station starts with parking lot". http://modeldmedia.com. Model D. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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