Kalamazoo Transportation Center

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Kalamazoo Transportation Center
Kalamazoo transportation center train station 2006.png
Station statistics
Address 459 North Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Coordinates 42°17′44″N 85°35′02″W / 42.29556°N 85.58389°W / 42.29556; -85.58389Coordinates: 42°17′44″N 85°35′02″W / 42.29556°N 85.58389°W / 42.29556; -85.58389
Line(s)
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Greyhound
Indian Trails
Metro Transit (Kalamazoo)
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; paid
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1887
Rebuilt 2006
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code KAL
Owned by City of Kalamazoo
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 129,858[1] Increase 3.7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Blue Water
toward Port Huron
Wolverine
toward Pontiac, MI
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Michigan Central Railroad
Main Line
toward Detroit
toward Elkhart
Kalamazoo Branch
toward Grand Rapids
toward South Haven
South Haven Branch Terminus
Michigan Central Depot (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Kalamazoo Transportation Center is located in Michigan
Kalamazoo Transportation Center
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 42°17′43.4″N 85°35′1″W / 42.295389°N 85.58361°W / 42.295389; -85.58361
Architect Cyrus Eidlitz
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body City of Kalamazoo
NRHP Reference # 75000949[2]
Added to NRHP July 11, 1975

The Kalamazoo Transportation Center is an intermodal complex in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Amtrak and Greyhound provide regular service there.[3] The center is also the major downtown transfer hub for Kalamazoo's Metro Transit bus system.

Amtrak does not allow passengers to check luggage at Kalamazoo, but does permit carry-on of up to two suitcases plus "personal items" such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant gear.

The center is not an airport; local air traffic uses the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, about four miles south.

Development[edit]

The original depot was built in 1887 by the Michigan Central Railroad, replacing an earlier structure. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 11, 1975.[4][5]

The station was rebuilt as a multi-modal facility in the early 21st century. The project was a collaboration between local, state, and federal authorities, with the Department of Transportation awarding a $3.8 million grant.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Kalamazoo County Listings at National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ Jessup, Kathy (2006-09-16). "Transportation center off to smooth start". Kalamazoo Gazette. 
  4. ^ Kalamazoo County Listings
  5. ^ Kohrman (2003), 23.
  6. ^ "$3.8 Million Transit Grant Will Help Revitalize Downtown Kalamazoo". U.S. Department of Transportation. October 19, 2004. Archived from the original on 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 

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