GRAND  RAPIDS, MI

Oct. 11 1998, 7:30 AM

Grand Rapids Amtrak Station, March 1998
This is Grand Rapid's present Amtrak station. It was built fast and cheap in early 1984 for the start-up of the Grand Rapids to Chicago "Pere Marquette". This was to be the first passenger train service since 1971, and there were concerns that the service would not last.

The building was improved considerably in 1997 once yet another Amtrak funding crisis had passed, and service seemed likely to continue.


May 1998, Updated October 98
Louis Van Winkle
E-mail questions or comments to louisvw@mc.net

Michigan Passenger Stations Home Page

This page sponsored by:
 
Looks Like Paper Models

Clara's
Railroad
Crossing