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Amtrak Station Relocation

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Can't place exactly where they are talking about putting this. The only thing that I can think of south of the ITP is the GR Ballet building. Also, is there already a RR line there, or will a spur have to be built?

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Regis is down today, or I'd post a shot of that area. There isn't a spur in that area as far as I know. I wonder how they would get the train OUT of that area (reverse?)

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Regis is down today, or I'd post a shot of that area. There isn't a spur in that area as far as I know. I wonder how they would get the train OUT of that area (reverse?)

I am glad to hear that ITP is pursuing this. The new Central Station is turning out to be exactly what it was intended to be: Bus station, Greyhound station, Amtrak station, and eventual light rail station....I hope! :D

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Regis is down today, or I'd post a shot of that area. There isn't a spur in that area as far as I know. I wonder how they would get the train OUT of that area (reverse?)

There is not currently a spur to the station. The track is just south of the station (maybe 1/4 mile). If they could fit in a Y "turn around" spur they could back the train into the station and always leave going forward.

This is great news! I hope this actually moves forward.

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I hear this, very exciting. I pick up my girl every time she comes in from Chicago at this place and its in need of replacement. Why should visitors to Grand Rapids be greated by this station, hello?

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I hear this, very exciting. I pick up my girl every time she comes in from Chicago at this place and its in need of replacement. Why should visitors to Grand Rapids be greated by this station, hello?

Yah the first time I saw the current Amtrak station I couldn't believe it. :blink: THAT is a train station?! :rofl:

The new Central Station will be a much better location if this goes through.

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...... and the parking space isss......

I'll take door # 3 Monte.....

ohhhhh.... thats Grandville Ave! Its the street! Thats not Parking!

The real prize was behind door 1, the vacant, rundown old truck

depot property!

..... but Monte thats somebodys private property that just happens

to be conveniently located for the big shiney new transit hub, just think,

if it goes on open and notoriously for another 6 years, I mean maybe

then there would be a parking lot for the actual Greyhound customers

via adverse possession and then.....

THATS RIIIIIIIIGHT! now there little fella why dont you take your prize

and be running along, thats right get a move on there...

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And imagine, they gave it a face lift a couple years ago. It used to be worse!

Yah the first time I saw the current Amtrak station I couldn't believe it. :blink: THAT is a train station?! :rofl:

The new Central Station will be a much better location if this goes through.

Azzar owns that property. You'd have to pluck it from his cold dead hands or pay $10M more than it is worth to get it.

ohhhhh.... thats Grandville Ave! Its the street! Thats not Parking!

The real prize was behind door 1, the vacant, rundown old truck

depot property!

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