BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The City of Battle Creek has completed a $3.6 million renovation and remodeling of the Multimodal Transportation Center used by Amtrak and other carriers.
The station serves Amtrak and Greyhound, and Amtrak/Indian Trails connecting Thruway bus service between Battle Creek, East Lansing, and Flint, Mich. Funding was provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More than 50,000 Amtrak passengers used the station last year.
The station includes a new entrance/passenger drop-off area, fenced long-term parking lot, improved exterior lighting and landscaping, and remodeled office space for Amtrak and other tenants. The interior portion of the facility was extensively remodeled.
Amtrak’s Wolverine Service Chicago to Detroit/Pontiac via Ann Arbor and Dearborn, Mich., serves the station. Amtrak expects Wolverine Service ridership to grow, since its route is a federally-designated high speed corridor. Amtrak initiated 110 mph service earlier this year on a portion of the route in Northwest Indiana and Western Michigan. Information from Bob Johnston