Can I take a train from Birmingham to Detroit? How useable are the trains in your area?

Asked by Carole Cohen, Cleveland, OH Wed May 16, 2007

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Maureen Fran…, Agent, Birmingham, MI
Wed May 16, 2007
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Yes, you can take the train east from Birmingham to Detroit, or west to Ann Arbor and Chicago. Last year the Detroit Tigers ran a very well received promotion that bundled baseball tickets with train transportation from Birmingham. A new train station is being built on the other side of the tracks in Troy to replace the current Birmingham stop.

As for usability, Metro Detroit is better known for its cars than its public transportation. The new stop should make it more usable, especially for suburbanites to access the entertainment venues in the city and avoid traffic and parking.
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Carole Cohen, Agent, Cleveland, OH
Wed May 16, 2007
Great idea on the part of The Tigers -- and what a fabulous way to go to see them play!
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smith3gary, Agent, White Lake, MI
Fri Sep 7, 2007
Carole, This website contains information and more choices for Michigan transportation.
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Ray Walker, , Ann Arbor, MI
Fri Sep 7, 2007
While you can take the train from Birmingham to Detroit, do NOT confuse this with the public transportation trains in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, etc... The train that runs from Birmingham to Detroit is convenient, but rather expensive (22.00 round trip), and only departs each location for the other 3 times a day (last train leaves Detroit just before 7pm).
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