Lapeer station

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Lapeer
Lapeer Station - September 2016.jpg
The Lapeer station in September 2016.
Location 73 Howard Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
United States
Coordinates 43°02′58″N 83°18′22″W / 43.04944°N 83.30611°W / 43.04944; -83.30611Coordinates: 43°02′58″N 83°18′22″W / 43.04944°N 83.30611°W / 43.04944; -83.30611
Line(s) CN
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Other information
Station code LPE
History
Opened 1900
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 9,527[1]Decrease 11.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Blue Water
Terminus
  Former services  
toward Chicago
International Limited
toward Toronto

Lapeer is an Amtrak station in Lapeer, Michigan currently served by the Blue Water. The station was originally built in the early 1900s by the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, and renovated by Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1991 and completely restored in 2004. Another station in Lapeer formerly served the Michigan Central Railroad, but is now the office for an insurance company.[2] The Amtrak station sits at a former junction of the GTW and MCRR lines, the latter of which is mostly removed, with the remaining piece now used by Lapeer Industrial Railroad.

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.

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. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Michigan" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Station: Lapeer, Michigan - MCRR Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
  3. ^ 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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