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Capital Area Multi Modal Gateway

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The Lansing area's new Amtrak station started site prep work a few days ago.  Along with that, they released the formal rendering, finally:

 

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Capital Area Multi-modal Gateway by NewCityOne, on Flickr

 

The complex includes a station building with a waiting area with concession space and restrooms, and ticketing and baggage-processing for both Amtrak and the inter-city buses.  Outside there is an inter-city bus canopy (pictured partially to the left) and a bike parking/storage building (not pictured to the right).  There is also a gathering area and parking.  The complex has the ability to have another platform along the south side of the site, which could be used for regional rail to Detroit, or for the proposed Coast-to-Coast service between West Michigan and Metro Detroit.

 

All-and-all, I think for the tight budget they were on, they did very well with this, and certainly better than either the original concept for the site and what's currently there. 

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From March 20th:

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The intercity bus canopy looks to have been added since the last update.  Megabus, Greyhound and Indian Trails will service the station with the CATA bus shelter out along the perimeter along Harrison Road.  It will be faced with stainless steel as is visible in the rendering.

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This surprisingly turned out to look just like the first rendering:

 

 

 

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Dave Wasinger {sodEmoji.|} Lansing State Journal

 

New Amtrak station to open this summer

 

EAST LANSING – — The new Amtrak station near Harrison and Trowbridge roads will be complete this summer.

 

The station, which is part of the new $6.3 million Capital Area Multimodal Gateway, will be three times larger than the existing station on the property. It will have an enclosed lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as luggage and bike storage, said Laurie Robison, spokeswoman of Capital Area Transportation Authority, which operates the station.

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After months of delays arguing over the lease, the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway, the region's new train station and one of its intercity bus stations, opened on Monday.  Here are some photos of the first day from the Michigan Department of Transportation facebook page:

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The station also have the space for a platform on the south side of the site in case there is ever regional rail between Lansing and Grand Rapids and Lansing and Detroit on the CSX Plymouth Subdivision which crosses the CN Flint Subdivision at this location.

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nice, but not even a cover for train loading?

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There is the overhang over the outdoor benches.  More than that though, are the internal vestiubles which can be accessed even after the station is closed for the day.

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