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Amtrak station readies for arrivals

Improvements make way for two trains, if needed.

July 11, 2014
Grand Rapids’ new Amtrak station should be up and running come fall, according to The Rapid CEO Peter Varga. Read More

Passenger rail study would reach statewide

Biggest costs would be upgrading lines and procuring new trains.

July 4, 2014
Reconnecting Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit via passenger rail might become more than wishful thinking. Read More

Additional rail service should not bypass GR

July 4, 2014
Even while the legislature refuses to acknowledge (or ignores) the urgent necessity to invest in road and bridge improvements, Gov. Rick Snyder and state taxpayers are investing in a sharply increased level of interest and funding in public transportation — especially rail. Read More

Stakeholders focus on the future of passenger rail

Representatives from along Pere Marquette line talk about tourism, parking and other opportunities.

March 21, 2014
Stakeholders from several communities along the Pere Marquette Amtrak line, which runs from Grand Rapids to Chicago and back each day, met in Holland recently to discuss economic opportunities offered by the passenger rail line. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks among best places 'to visit' in US

January 29, 2014
For train travelers this year, Grand Rapids is a must, according to Amtrak. Read More

Storm stalls train for 8.5 hours

January 6, 2014
| By AP
A passenger train in the region carrying more than 200 people stopped for 8.5 hours on Sunday, due to weather-related engine problems. Read More

Amtrak rolls out free Wi-Fi across Michigan

September 3, 2013
Every Amtrak train speeding across Michigan will soon double as a free Wi-Fi hot spot. Read More

Amtrak hushes Quiet Cars on Wolverine line

August 20, 2013
When traveling, it’s not uncommon to find yourself part of someone else’s business meeting, call home or heated argument. Read More

Amtrak station pulling into Grand Rapids

June 20, 2013
Following a two-year delay since ground was officially broken for a new Amtrak station in downtown Grand Rapids, the project is once again underway. Read More

Video: Amtrak speeds to largest-ever ridership in Michigan

February 5, 2013
Amtrak ridership in Michigan reached an all-time high in 2012, with nearly 800,000 riders traveling on one of the service’s three routes. Read More