EAST LANSING, MI



Westbound International in East Lansing, August 2002

When the Chicago-Toronto train, The International, was reinstated, Amtrak needed a station in Lansing. The old Grand Trunk station in Lansing was not an option as it had already been sold and turned into a restaurant. Michigan State University in nearby East Lansing, allowed Amtrak to set up a station in a  university-owned, storage building just south of the former Grand Trunk tracks. The students got a station right on the west edge of campus, and Amtrak got a new station at minimal cost. It lacks the charm and character of stations from an earlier era, but does provide an indoor waiting room and bathrooms, and is located in a good spot.

East Lansing is served by 2 Amtrak trains a day - the eastbound and westbound sections of the International. Just west of the station is the crossing with the CSX Detroit-Grand Rapids line.


Street Side of Depot


East Lansing platform

The station is located at:

1240 S. HARRISON ST.
EAST LANSING, MI 48823

For more information, see:
Amtrak's East Lansing station page.

April 2003
Louis Van Winkle

E-mail questions or comments to louisvw@mc.net

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