Flint station (Michigan)

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Flint
Flint station - September 2016.jpg
The station at Flint with the depot on the right and the platform on the left.
Location 1407 South Dort Highway
Flint, MI 48503
United States
Coordinates 43°00′56″N 83°39′05″W / 43.0155°N 83.6514°W / 43.0155; -83.6514Coordinates: 43°00′56″N 83°39′05″W / 43.0155°N 83.6514°W / 43.0155; -83.6514
Owned by Flint Mass Transportation Authority
Line(s) CN
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Bus stands 5
Bus operators Greyhound Lines
Thruway Motorcoach
Indian Trails
Flint MTA
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FLN
History
Opened 1989
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 32,197[1]Decrease 9.7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Blue Water
toward Port Huron
  Former services  
toward Chicago
International Limited
toward Toronto

Flint is an inter-modal transportation center in Flint, Michigan. It is served by Amtrak's Blue Water route, and doubles as the intercity bus station for Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, Greyhound Lines and Indian Trails, as well as the local city bus service, the Flint Mass Transportation Authority, who owns the station.

Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any "personal items" such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons.

History[edit]

This is at least the fourth station along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW) line through Flint. The railroad arrived from Port Huron in 1871 and originally a wooden structure served as the passenger station.[citation needed] A 1905 stone and brick station replaced it but was moved to Muskegon in 1927.[2] The third GTW depot, located at 120 East 14th Street near Downtown Flint, was used by Amtrak until 1989 and demolished thereafter.[3] The current station on Dort Highway provides easy access to I-69.

From 1982–2004, the station was served by the International Limited, which was operated jointly by Via Rail and Amtrak and ran between Chicago and Toronto.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Flint GTW station Michigan Railroads
  3. ^ trainweb.org Flint Michigan (FLN)
  4. ^ Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "Final Run of the Amtrak / VIA International". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved August 2015. From 1982, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada had jointly operated the International train between Chicago and Toronto  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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