Michigan Services

Welcome to the best place on the web to learn all about Michigan-based Amtrak® trains. Here, you’ll find schedules, background information, great fare deals and more for the Pere Marquette®, Wolverine®, and Blue Water℠ lines.

Pere Marquette®

Take your own adventure on the train and discover all that West Michigan has to offer.

One ticket gets you a pass to the beautiful beaches of Benton Harbor, the world-class dining of Grand Rapids, and the charming historic shops of Holland Michigan. Maybe you’d like to see what small town hospitality is all about in historic Bangor, Michigan? Or maybe the Windy City is more where your heart is. Whatever your interests, the train has got your ticket to adventure.

Runs between Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 370 & 371

Blue Water℠

The Blue Water Line travels from Michigan’s east to west coast, stopping at 10 amazing Michigan cities with its last stop in Chicago. Each city is awaiting your arrival with attractions and events; from art fairs, museums, cultural centers and festivals to boat races, shopping, theme parks and golf courses.

Amtrak Blue Water Service will take you there and back in style and comfort.

Runs between Port Huron, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 364-365

Wolverine®

Every day, Amtrak’s Wolverine line has three trains running west from Pontiac to Chicago, and three running east from Chicago to Pontiac.

Ride the Wolverine line for convenience and fun from East Michigan to Chicago, and anywhere in between!

Runs between Pontiac, MI and Chicago, IL
Amtrak trains numbers 350-355

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In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrate Autumn in St Jospeh, MI. with Local Vintages, Music and Art Auction Sept. 24.

One of the finest backdrops for sampling Michigan vintages is the St. Joseph Wine Festival, Sept. 24, 4-9 p.m., in Whirlpool Centennial Park, just yards from Lake Michigan. This festival celebrates the arrival of autumn with local wines and cuisine, live music, a public art auction and premier seating for the evening’s sunset. Admission is free.

Presented by Lake Michigan College’s Wine and Viticulture Technology program and St. Joseph Today, this festival brings together the craftwork of some of the area’s favorite winemakers. 12 Corners, Baroda Founders Winery, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery, Dablon Vineyards, Fenn Valley Winery, Lazy Ballerina Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Round Barn/Free Run Winery, Tabor Hill Winery, and White Pine Winery will be popping corks and pouring tastes throughout the event. Wine tasting starts at $10 and includes five drink tickets and a souvenir wine glass. Tastings may be purchased with 1-2 tickets or by the glass with 4-8 tickets. A small selection of hard cider and craft beers also will be available from Bud Distributing.

The wine will be paired with food choices, available for cash, from popular local restaurants, Coach’s Bar & Grill and The Bistro on the Boulevard.

Entertainment will be provided by a live concert on the Festival stage featuring Traverse City, Mich., funk band, Medicinal Groove.


Registration for live auction paddle numbers is from 4-5:45 p.m. at Whirlpool Centennial Park. For more information about the silent auction and live auction opportunities, contact Susan Solon at ssolon@sjcity.com or 269.983.5541.
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