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Albion is a minor station on the Wolverine route, served by just the midday train. The morning and evening Wolverine trains skip the station. Until 2016 it was even a flag stop with trains only stopping when a passenger had an advanced reservation, or was standing on the platform visible to the train crew. Although the stop is low-ridership it is historic. Trains stop in front of an ornate 1882 brick Italianate station built by the Michigan Central Railroad. The depot closed in 1971 but was restored by the community in the mid-1980s. The inside of the station contains a small waiting area with wooden benches open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, the same hours as a branch of the Mowrer Insurance Agency which has offices in the station. The insurance agency also sells Greyhound bus tickets for one the bus that stops per day on the Detroit to Indianapolis route operated by Miller Transportation/Hoosier Ride. The shared nature of the bus/Amtrak station leads to some interesting signs in the window such as for credit cards acceptance for Buses only and train passengers needing to call Amtrak. In addition, a Greyhound-issued hand-written sign in the window with bus schedule information refers to ‘Amtrax’.

The small station is located just east of the grade-crossing of Eaton Street along the south side of the now Michigan Department of Transportation-owned, Amtrak maintained and dispatched single-track Michigan Line. South of the station is Michigan Street. Amtrak passengers board trains to the east of the depot on a very short ADA complaint 12-foot-long platform with a mobile wheelchair lift. Two lampposts provide light on this platform. There are also 3 modern silver Amtrak station identification signs for Albion lining the platform
All Photos Taken on 20 March, 2017 on a visit by automobile

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Greyhound Bus signs in the small outdoor waiting area
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The Amtrak schedule and confusing payment signs (for bus only) in the station window
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Looking into the closed depot at a wooden bench, restrooms are behind
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Another look into the station
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A few outdoor benches when the station is closed
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A fading paper Greyhound Station information sign, with Amtrax information number
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Sign for the Mowrer Agency inside the station
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A modern silver platform sign
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Sign on the former narrow platform area directly outside the station
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Looking past the wooden depot towards the modern boarding platform
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The ADA compliant platform sign
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Lights along the sidewalk to the tiny modern platform
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Sidewalk to the small 10 foot platform with a wheelchair lift
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Another platform sign
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The sidewalk off the platform leads to the brick (former platform area) around the station house
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A historic font sign on the station
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View from the grade crossing of the small depot
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Last Updated: 10 October, 2017
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