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Amtrak opens John D. Dingell Transit Center in Dearborn

DEARBORN, MI – Amtrak service in Dearborn, MI, moved to the John D. Dingell Transit Center. The new station is located two miles west of the existing station, and directly north of the Henry Ford complex. The last day of service at the old station located on Michigan Avenue was December 9th, 2014.John D. Dingell Transit Center

The spacious new station offers a larger waiting room, free parking and complimentary AmtrakConnect® Wifi. Additionally, a Tim Hortons restaurant will open in late December.

John D. Dingell Transit Center
21201 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

To celebrate the opening of the new station, an open house will be held Monday, December 15th, 2014, from 4 pm – 6 pm. At the open house, visitors can take a tour of the station, see informative displays and talk with people knowledgeable about the future of train travel. A mural created by Dearborn students will also be featured.

John D. Dingell Transit Center

The new 16,000-square-foot Dingell Transit Center promotes intermodal transportation, connecting travelers via train, bus, taxi and pedestrian and bike paths to work, education, cultural attractions, shopping and recreation in Dearborn and beyond.

The transit center and associated track work was funded entirely with $28.2 million from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The new station is an important component in initiatives to boost commuter rail from Ann Arbor to Detroit and accelerated speed rail from Pontiac to Chicago.

The transit center, owned by the city of Dearborn and operated by Amtrak, features a pedestrian bridge over the tracks that will allow travelers to access a new entrance to The Henry Ford complex, including the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the IMAX Theater, and Ford Rouge Factory Tours. The transit center has a silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED).

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