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

MI Train Facebook

Summer is not over as free Labor Day weekend events draw families to downtown St. Joseph, Michigan Sept. 4-7.

Downtown St. Joseph, Mich., is doing everything it can to keep the summer vacation spirit alive right up through Labor Day. The Lake Michigan resort community has planned a series of fun activities for all ages Sept. 4 – Sept. 7.

“It’s been a beautiful summer in St. Joseph,” said Jill Stone, executive director of St. Joseph Today. “To hold onto the last vestiges of vacation, we’re going to ban saying ‘school’ all Labor Day weekend and focus on relaxing, having fun and embracing that summer spirit.”

The weekend’s activities kick off with a free, outdoor concert on Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell overlooking the St. Joseph River. Concert sponsor Boulevard Inn & Bistro will bring Frederic & Ronza to wow concert goers with a soulful sound that ranges from Rhythm and Blues to Country.

The next day, visitors can get an up-close look at the sailboats that have raced from Chicago in the first leg of the annual Tri-State Regatta. They can then go to the Farmers Market in Lake Bluff Park to bring home fresh-picked apples, blueberries, squash, tomatoes, cheeses, bottles of wine, late summer fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, made-from-scratch pies and grass-fed beef from local farms. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the bluff, regional artisans and crafters will share their talent at the Craft Fair. Visitors can also shop and dine in downtown St. Joseph or play on several family-friendly beaches. At dusk, the City will show a free outdoor movie at Whirlpool Centennial Park. Moviegoers will see the much-loved animated film, “Frozen.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and snacks for the show.

On Sept. 6, early risers can send off the sailboats as they race to Indiana. Then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 60 vendors will showcase their treasures at Antiques on the Bluff. Music enthusiasts can also enjoy the season’s last Municipal Band concerts at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Free, horse-drawn trolley rides sponsored by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation will entertain all ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Thank you Grand Rapids, Michigan for making the 2015 Amtrak Train Day a big success! The event welcome approximately 1,100 visitors and allowed folks to locate and tour the new station, tour the traveling museum and a Rapid bus and learn about safety, Michigan tourism and passenger rail and bus services in Grand Rapids and beyond. The traveling museum and see each of the exhibits throughout the train. ... See MoreSee Less

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