John D. Dingell Transit Center
|Amtrak inter-city rail station|
The John D. Dingell Transit Center, one week after opening in Dearborn, Michigan
|Location||21201 Michigan Avenue
|Owned by||City of Dearborn|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation|
|Opened||December 9, 2014|
|Passengers (2015)||76,537 3%|
The station is located at 21201 Michigan Avenue (US Highway 12). The red brick and glass-faced structure includes a two-story waiting hall, which includes an elevated glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge which allows access to the south platform. There is also a small retail space within the station.
The station building opened on October 1, 1979, replacing a temporary structure which opened on July 30, 1978. The station was built on property deeded to the city by the Ford Motor Company. The station cost $348,000, which was split between Amtrak and the state of Michigan.
On 19 August 2011, it was announced that the Federal Railroad Administration had released $28.2 million in funds from the ARRA economic stimulus package for the construction of a new intermodal station to replace the current building; the new facility would serve both intercity and commuter rail and include a new entrance to The Henry Ford museum complex adjacent to it.
A group called Pockets of Perception, made up of ten students of Dearborn senior high schools created a 18-foot (5.5 m) by 20 feet (6.1 m) mosaic, titled "Transformations," on display in the station's lobby.
- Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation; Route 140 and Route 250
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Frezell, Michael. "John D. Dingell Transit Center grand opening ceremony in Dearborn". mi.gov/mdot. Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- "New Dearborn Station Opens, Serves Detroit's Growing Suburbs". Amtrak NEWS. 6 (12): 4. Nov 1979.
- "FRA obligates $28.2 million for new Dearborn train station". Progressive Railroading. 22 Aug 2011. Archived from the original on 23 Aug 2011. Retrieved 24 Aug 2011.
- Lawrence, Eric (10 December 2014). "First train pulls out of new Dearborn Amtrak station". The Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- Lawrence, Eric D. "Mosaic sets tone for Dearborn transit center" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. October 25, 2014. Retrieved on August 6, 2015.
- "Route Map for Route 140 and Route 250". SMART. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
Media related to John D. Dingell Transit Center at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Dearborn, MI
- Dearborn Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Dearborn, MI (DER) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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