10.24.14: Amtrak gets new train station in G.R.
Amtrak is getting ready to open a new train station in Grand Rapids on Monday, Oct. 27.
The station is slated to send off its first train of passengers at 7:40 a.m. Monday and later around 10 a.m. a public grand opening is scheduled.
The Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station is located at 440 Century Avenue SW and is adjacent to the Rapid Central Station.
MDOT says the $6.1 million station was funded using a $4.6 million Dept. of Transportation grant and a $1.5 million match in other federal, state, and local funds.