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


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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Celebrate Autumn In St. Joseph MI with local vintages, music and art auction Sept. 26.

One of the finest backdrops for sampling Michigan vintages is the St. Joseph Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 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 Great Lakes Wine Institute and St. Joseph Today, this festival brings together the craftwork of some of the area’s favorite winemakers. Baroda Founders Winery, Burgdorf's Winery, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery, Dablon Vineyards,

Fenn Valley Winery, Lazy Ballerina Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Mackinaw Trail Winery, Round Barn/Free Run Winery, St. Julian Winery, Tabor Hill Winery, Warner Vineyards 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 LakeHouse Restaurant and Bar.

Entertainment will be provided by two live concerts on the Festival stage. The first at 4 p.m. will feature South Bend, Ind. cover band Vyagra Falls, a group of medical professionals known as the “Docs that Rock.” For over 10 years the group has raised thousands of dollars for charities. Its crowd-pleasing set list brings audiences to their feet dancing and singing as they perform a spectrum of genres that cross four decades of music fun: surfer rock, country rock, alternative rock, classic rock and even some Lady Gaga. In addition to Gaga, their “get your blood pumping” influences include Santana, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Bon Jovi, Of Monsters and Men and Violent Femmes. Vyagra Falls' Wine Festival performance will benefit the Alex Mandarino Foundation, a local charity that funds research for a cure to childhood cancers.

At about 7 p.m., Detroit-based Laura Rain and the Caesars take the stage (immediately following the auction). This quartet has been described as an “electrified powerhouse” of Motor City-style soul, blues and R&B. Rain has spent more than a decade refining her style in Los Angeles and Detroit. In the last two years she connected her “soul fired” vocals and songwriting with George Friend on guitar, Phil Hale on keyboard and bass and Ron Pangborn on drums. The band’s influences include Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Patti LaBelle, BB King, Freddie King, Ann Peebles, Etta James.

“One of the highlights of this festival is the City of St. Joseph Public Art Auction,” said Jill Stone, executive director, St. Joseph Today. “This year’s theme was Splishin’ and a Splashin” and the City will put nearly two dozen one-of-a-kind sculptures on the auction block including rubber duckies, frogs, whales and two bathtubs.”

Registration for live auction paddle numbers is from 4-5:45 p.m. at Whirlpool Centennial Park, with Auctioneer Jerry Glassman starting the bidding at 5:45 p.m. Stone said this year all live auction bids will start at $500 or the sculpture’s highest silent auction bid. For more information about the silent auction and live auction opportunities, contact Susan Solon at ssolon@sjcity.com or 269.983.5541. Proceeds from this year’s auction will help fund future outdoor art exhibits hosted by the city.
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