The Detroit Amtrak Station is a small and relatively new station completed in late 1993, previously the station was at 2601 Rose Street, a platform near the Michigan Central Station that closed on January 6, 1988. At this station trains are running along a raised embankment and stop while their on the overpass crossing Woodward Avenue and stop at a long single low-level concrete platform with tactile warning strips and I presume a wheelchair lift is stored somewhere for ADA access. Opposite the station there is even a dirty staircase still open not fenced off up to the embankment that has room for two separate tracks that cross Woodward on different overpass. To get to street level all passengers must walk inside and use a staircase or elevator (this is a non-public restricted area) down to a lower landing that leads to another set of doors and the decent sized main Amtrak waiting area. This set of door is what trains are boarded through. This waiting are has some simple black chairs, a permanently closed baggage area that leads outside to a gated off ramp also up to the platform, a ticket office and restrooms. There are plenty of windows, with the names of the streets there along, the stop is at the Corner of Woodward Avenue, and Baltimore Street stenciled into the cream colored walls along with a security desk manned by a Securitas Rent-a-Cop. The main exit doors lead to a small parking lot that permits some long-term parking before the actual streets of Detroit. The station has very little signage and still proudly displays the pointless arrow logo on both sides of the towered second story portion of the station that provides access to the platform itself, the sing that says Amtrak at the entrance to the parking lot. The only sign that has the new logo is behind the ticket window.
All photos unless otherwise noted were taken on 29 October, 2011
Last Updated: 11 November, 2011