Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rehabbed Amtrak station opens in Battle Creek, Michigan

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The city of Battle Creek, Mich., has completed a $3.6-million renovation and remodeling of the Intermodal Transportation Center used by Amtrak and other carriers, transforming it into a modern facility that is so different that even the entrance and the address have been changed.

Officially open now at 119 McCamly Street South, the station features include a new entrance/passenger drop-off area, fenced long-term parking lot, improved exterior lighting and landscaping, as well as remodeled office space for Amtrak and other tenants. The new secure long-term overnight parking lot can be accessed off of the former Capital Avenue entrance. The interior portion of the facility received a complete remodeling and now features a passenger lobby with a vending area that includes café seating.

The facility serves Amtrak rail passengers, Amtrak Thruway Connection passengers on Indian Trails motorcoaches and Greyhound intercity bus riders. All tenants moved into the new facility on May 23, 2012, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony held on June 12, with local, state and Amtrak officials.

Funding was provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with a grant competitively awarded to the city of Battle Creek.

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