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Amtrak Wants to Extend the Wolverine Line With Service From Detroit to Toronto

There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A Wolverine Line train crossing the St. Joseph River in Niles, Michigan.

"Amtrak is considering a proposal that would extend the Wolverine line’s rail service from Chicago to Toronto," reports Wood TV 8.

The idea was first pitched in March in a grant request submitted by Amtrak, according to the article.

"The proposal involves extending the route of a Chicago-Detroit Wolverine train through Ontario and into Toronto."

A Michigan Department of Transportation Twitter account published a slide from a presentation by Amtrak at the recent Michigan Rail Conference, showing more details about the proposal.

A hat tip goes to Aaron Short for sharing the news and for providing more detail on the proposal at this early point in the process.

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Published on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Wood TV 8
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