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toddinde

Service Attendant
Joined
Apr 23, 2015
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Location
Sierra Vista, AZ
My understanding is that there are no plans to move Amtrak back to the Renovated Station in Corktown which will be used by Ford for various purposes. 😟
There is talk about it, and Ford is open to the idea. There’s plenty of room, and through service to Canada is a given in the future, and will have to pass right through there. I believe it’s a matter of when, not if.
 

bms

Lead Service Attendant
Joined
Jan 29, 2018
Messages
388
Location
Cleveland
I'm optimistic about this project and would love to have more service in the Detroit area. It was just so glorious to see the vaccine roll out of a Michigan facility. I cried tears of joy when I saw that happen.
 

bms

Lead Service Attendant
Joined
Jan 29, 2018
Messages
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Cleveland
IIRC Michigan DOT still has some (perhaps vague) plans of upgrading/replacing the existing Amtrak station with a larger multimodal facility in the same basic location serving intercity trains and buses, local streetcar and buses, as well as potentially regional rail (if, for instance, Detroit - Ann Arbor service ever gets going).
There was supposed to be an Ann Arbor to Detroit bus that would leave every hour. They ran into terrible timing as they planned to start that bus at the same time as Covid hit. Hopefully it does still start eventually.
 

Eric S

Conductor
Joined
Dec 19, 2009
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Location
Milwaukee
There was supposed to be an Ann Arbor to Detroit bus that would leave every hour. They ran into terrible timing as they planned to start that bus at the same time as Covid hit. Hopefully it does still start eventually.
D2A2 bus service, I believe. I think it may have briefly started operating before shutting down. Terrible timing, I agree. And yes, hopefully service starts up (or resumes) in 2021-2022.
 
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Australia (!)
There was supposed to be a curve built between the AA railroad and the AMTRAK line at Ann Arbor for a Grand Rapids - Detroit service. Anyone know the status of that?
 
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