LANSING

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

The major stations serving Lansing, during the golden age of passenger trains.

Grand Trunk Western Station
Opened in 1902
Location: 1203 S. Washington Ave.
Railroad: Grand Trunk Western
Building still stands.

Union Depot
Opened in 1903
Location: 637 E. Michigan Ave.
Railroads: Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio, New York Central
Building is now Clara's Restaurant.


GRAND TRUNK WESTERN

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 14  International Ltd.    Toronto         1:25 am    1:40 156   2:23 am
  5  La Salle              Chicago         2:35 am    2:30 165   6:45 pm
 15  International Ltd.    Chicago         4:27 am    4:27 155   5:19 am
  6  Inter-City Limited    Toronto         5:30 am    5:20 164   8:46 pm
 20  Maple Leaf            Toronto         3:08 pm    3:18 158   2:38 pm
 17  Inter-City Limited    Chicago         4:20 pm    4:28 159   2:48 pm


Passenger service initially discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


CHESAPEAKE & OHIO

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 10  Resort Special        Detroit         5:18 am
  3                        Grand Rapids   10:26  11  10:18 am   10:10 am
  4                        Detroit         2:07  14   8:58 am    9:07 am
  6                        Detroit         6:43  12   6:25 pm    4:12 pm
  7                        Grand Rapids    7:02  15   6:55 pm    7:35 pm
  9  Resort Special        Petoskey       10:54 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


NEW YORK CENTRAL

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 78                        Jackson        12:20 352  11:40 pm
 71                        Bay City        2:53 351   3:10 am


Passenger service discontinued in 1959.


Until the early 1930's, a separate New York Central line also operated into Grand Rapids from Hillsdale, using its own separate station.


Links/Additional Information
Clara's Restaurant
Lansing Union Depot (Wikipedia)
Michigan Railroads/Ingham County


MAPPING THE STATIONS AND RAILROADS

Links to locations of past and present stations and railroads, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.

Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio had trackage rights over New York Central through Lansing, including at Union Station.