AMTRAK - Jackson Station

AMTRAK - Jackson Station

Jackson has been an important joining point for several railroads since the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) made the town its eastern terminus in 1841. By the time the Jackson Union Station was built in 1873, the town had competing traffic from four other railroads as well. Additionally, the MCRR located a roundhouse, freight depot, and repair shops in Jackson. Competition for freight hauling service kept prices down and made Jackson an attractive shipping point in central Michigan for many years. The Victorian-Italianate red-brick station used heart pine, ash, oak and walnut woods harvested in Michigan for its interior structures. A carved walnut arch separated the ticket office from the newsstand and women’s waiting room and crystal chandeliers hung overhead. There was also a telegraph office, baggage room, restaurant and indoor restrooms. Amtrak restored the station in 1978 and a mural in the waiting room recalls the French-built Turboliner trains used on the Amtrak Wolverine Service in those years. The station has seen several additional renovations since that time. In 2002, the depot was placed on the National Register of Historical Places. No QuikTrak machine or Checked Baggage Service at this location. Times for train arrivals and departures may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the AMTRAK web site or call AMTRAK at 1-800-USA-RAIL to verify your train’s schedule times.

AMTRAK

Contact Information

Address

501 E. Michigan Avenue

Jackson, MI 49201

Driving Directions

Reservations: (800) 872-7245

Phone: (517) 787-6385

Location of AMTRAK - Jackson Station

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Jackson Weather

Now
P/SUNNY
43°F
P/SUNNY, humidity 92%, barometer 30.12,
wind 0 mph CLM
Thursday
Pleasant with a blend of sun and clouds
67°F | 43°F
Pleasant with a blend of sun and clouds
Friday
Partly sunny; nice in the afternoon
70°F | 54°F
Partly sunny; nice in the afternoon
Saturday
A couple of t-storms late in the p.m.
78°F | 59°F
A couple of t-storms late in the p.m.
Sunday
A shower in the morning; mostly cloudy
70°F | 46°F
A shower in the morning; mostly cloudy
Monday
Cool with times of clouds and sun
64°F | 44°F
Cool with times of clouds and sun

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