Greenfield Village (Amtrak station)

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Greenfield Village
Amtrak inter-city rail station
20040619 55 Amtrak & Greenfield Village train, Dearborn, MI.jpg
Location 20900 Oakwood Boulevard[1]
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
 United States
Coordinates 42°18′28″N 83°13′42″W / 42.3078°N 83.2282°W / 42.3078; -83.2282Coordinates: 42°18′28″N 83°13′42″W / 42.3078°N 83.2282°W / 42.3078; -83.2282
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Weiser Railroad @ Smith's Creek Depot
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GFV
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Wolverine
toward Pontiac, MI

Greenfield Village was a conditional Amtrak station in Dearborn, Michigan, served by the Wolverine. It was a stop for the Henry Ford Museum and is only used for reserved tour groups of 20 or more people, thus making it one of Amtrak's least-busy stations. Prior to 2006, the station was a regular, but seasonal stop (summer only).[2]

Greenfield Village has a single platform, a pedestrian crosswalk, and no station house. However, the pedestrian crosswalk leads to the historic 1858-built Smith's Creek Depot, which serves the parallel Weiser Railroad on the museum grounds. Smith's Creek Depot was built in Smiths Creek, Michigan in 1858 by the Chicago, Detroit and Canada Grand Trunk Junction Rail Road Company, along a line that wasn't finished until 1859, and was acquired by the Grand Trunk and Western Railroad in 1928. The station house was moved to Dearborn a year later.

A new $28 million station was constructed which combined the Greenfield Village and Dearborn stations. Construction began in early 2012.[3]

The new 16,000-square-foot John D. Dingell Transit Center was officially opened for service on 10 December, 2014, and consolidates the old Dearborn station and the Greenfield Village station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenfield Village, MI (GFV)". Amtrak. Retrieved 28 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak System Timetable: Spring 2005 - Summer 2005". 25 Apr 2005. p. 80. Retrieved 19 Nov 2013. 
  3. ^ Pepper, J. Patrick (11 Apr 2012). "Dignitaries celebrate construction of new $28 million train station". Press and Guide. Retrieved 30 Oct 2013. 

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