Greenfield Village (Amtrak station)
|This article is outdated. (December 2014)|
|Amtrak inter-city rail station|
|Location||20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Weiser Railroad @ Smith's Creek Depot|
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).
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.
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.
- "Greenfield Village, MI (GFV)". Amtrak. Retrieved 28 Oct 2013.
- "Amtrak System Timetable: Spring 2005 - Summer 2005". 25 Apr 2005. p. 80. Retrieved 19 Nov 2013.
- Pepper, J. Patrick (11 Apr 2012). "Dignitaries celebrate construction of new $28 million train station". Press and Guide. Retrieved 30 Oct 2013.
- Greenfield Village Amtrak Station & Smith's Creek Depot (USA RailGuide -- Train Web)
- The Henry Ford Museum - Historic Rides and Transportation
- Smith's Creek Depot (Michigan Passenger Stations)
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