Michigan Amtrak Route Track Work to Begin

The second of three route rehabilitation projects in Michigan will begin on September 30 when workers begin working on tracks between Jackson and Battle Creek that are used by Amtrak’s Wolverines.

Crews will work Monday through Thursday, with regular service on Friday through Sunday. Passengers will face delays and modified schedules. 

The overall project is expected to result in improved service for the Wolverines and Blue Water (Chicago-Port Huron, Mich.)

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are laying more than 30 miles of new track and installing 130,000 new crossties this year.

One project goal is to cut the travel time between Detroit and Chicago by two hours from the current 6 hours, 30 minutes.

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