Would a 4th daily Wolverine train be feasible?

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bms

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If they add another Detroit-Chicago train, I think it should take the CSX route via Lansing and Grand Rapids. The full Detroit-Chicago trip might take an hour longer on that route, worth it to connect the 3 biggest metro areas in the state and also give Lansing and Grand Rapids a second daily run to Chicago.
 
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If they add another Detroit-Chicago train, I think it should take the CSX route via Lansing and Grand Rapids. The full Detroit-Chicago trip might take an hour longer on that route, worth it to connect the 3 biggest metro areas in the state and also give Lansing and Grand Rapids a second daily run to Chicago.
Good idea, although not sure CSX would be too happy.
 

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Good idea, although not sure CSX would be too happy.

No doubt they wouldn't be. I'm hoping there's a good result from this Surface Transit Board case for the Gulf Coast service, so there's a precedent that the freight railroads wouldn't any longer be able to just flatly say no to new service.
 

Deni

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If they add another Detroit-Chicago train, I think it should take the CSX route via Lansing and Grand Rapids. The full Detroit-Chicago trip might take an hour longer on that route, worth it to connect the 3 biggest metro areas in the state and also give Lansing and Grand Rapids a second daily run to Chicago.
That would be great!
 

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All those news and efforts are quite encouraging to me :) Almost every other day there are news and propositions about expansion plans and more and more communities, citizens and politicians becoming interested in it.

There is new hope everywhere and that makes me hopeful for the future also.
 
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