Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019

DETROIT –  More than 30 years after the last passenger train left Michigan Central Station, Ford Motor Co. and regional leaders are studying whether Amtrak service can return to the iconic building, Bridge Magazine has learned.

A $30,000 feasibility study commissioned by the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is underway and should wrap up by month’s end, and discussions are ongoing between Ford, the City of Detroit and other transportation officials, said Kyle Burleson, executive director for the Port Authority.

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