Holland station (Michigan)

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Holland, MI
Holland Michigan Train Station.jpg
Location171 Lincoln Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49423
Coordinates42°47′21.7″N 86°5′52.9″W / 42.789361°N 86.098028°W / 42.789361; -86.098028Coordinates: 42°47′21.7″N 86°5′52.9″W / 42.789361°N 86.098028°W / 42.789361; -86.098028
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsMacatawa Area Express (MAX)
Construction
ParkingYes; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHOM
History
Opened1926
Rebuilt1991
Traffic
Passengers (2017)36,653[1]Increase 4.54%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Bangor
toward Chicago
Pere Marquette Grand Rapids
Terminus

Holland station, also known as the Padnos Transportation Center, is an intermodal transit station in Holland, Michigan. It serves Amtrak's Pere Marquette line and is the central hub for Macatawa Area Express (MAX) buses. The facility includes a ticket machine and a waiting room.

The depot building is a renovated 1926 structure, built by the Pere Marquette Railroad. The 1926 structure was advocated by local station agent Edward Belden Rich, who lobbied the line for a new structure since he arrived in Holland in 1909. Rich served the Pere Marquette Line in Holland until his retirement in 1936. Renovations were completed in 1991. Rich's great grandson Craig R. Rich, a city council member from 1982-2009, served on the renovation committee and emceed the dedication ceremony.

Transit connections[edit]

Riders can transfer between Amtrak trains and all of the MAX system routes. Route 8 connects riders to Zeeland - the rest extend to various destinations throughout Holland. Under the current Pere Marquette schedule, weekday Chicago-bound riders can transfer from all bus routes to the train. Riders going to Grand Rapids can connect to the train using Route 9 (the Twilight Route), the only route that operates when the train arrives at the station at 9:20 PM. But because the last Twilight Route bus leaves the station at 9:00 PM, riders taking the Grand Rapids-bound train to Holland can't take advantage of this connection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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