Large Crowd Tours New Dearborn Station

A crowd estimated at more than 300 toured the John D. Dingell Transit Center in Dearborn, Mich., on Monday.

The facility, which opened recently, serves as a suburban Detroit station for Amtrak’s six Chicago-Detroit (Pontiac) Wolverine Service trains.

The station is two miles from the previous Amtrak station. The intermodal center, built at a cost for $28.2 million, also serves local transit buses.

Speaking at the ceremony was U.S. Rep.-elect Debbie Dingell, whose ailing husband was first elected to Congress in 1955 and won 29 terms before retiring this year.

The Dingell Center is located across from the Henry Ford Museum and is linked to the museum grounds by a walkway.

A Comfort Inn is located within walking distance east of the center and a Tim Horton’s franchise will soon open on station land along the street. The restaurant’s lease payments will help cover center’s maintenance expenses and contribute to a capital fund.

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