Detroit station

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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) GTW Shore Line Subdivision
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Thruway Motorcoach
Parking Short-term only; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DET
Opened May 5, 1994
Passengers (2015) 61,497[1]
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
toward Pontiac, MI
  Out-of-system interchange  
toward Congress
(Opens 2017)
Transfer at: Amtrak

Detroit station is a train station in the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan. It serves Amtrak's Wolverine line and is planned to serve the QLINE.


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.


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) bought the 3.1 acre site of the station for $889,000 – which also includes land directly across the tracks – in 1994 from General Motors.[2] The station was built in 1994 as a replacement for the former Michigan Central Station, which closed in 1988. From the closure of that station in 1988 until the new stations opening in 1994, services used a platform close to the old station.[3]


Since the mid-2000s, 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, Woodward 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 consisting of clearing the site and building a surface parking lot for the future station.[4] MDOT announced in January 2016 that the department was also seeking to partner with developers to also include mixed-use development at the site.[2]


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  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pinho, Kirk (19 January 2016). "Developers anticipate MDOT property development request in New Center". Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Amtrak (May 1, 1994). "National Timetable Spring/Summer 1994". Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  4. ^ Kavanaugh, Kelli B. "State's phased approach to New Center intermodal station starts with parking lot". Model D. Retrieved 29 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

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