Michigan Central Station In Detroit's Corktown Set to Open June 6

February 20, 2024, 10:01 AM

Michigan Central Station in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood went from a classic train station to a carcas of nothing and decay to a symbol of resurgence in the city. It opened in 1913 and closed in 1988. 

The renovated 15-story station, purchased by Ford Motor Co. in 2018, will open on June 6.

“We know Detroit and the world are eager to see how we’ve brought Michigan Central Station back to life," the station said in a statement. "We are excited to show the first glimpse of the station on June 6, 2024, as we open its doors once again. Stay tuned to and on our social media channels for more details,"

For decades, the abandoned structure off of Michigan Avenue was the backdrop for national news reporters to stand in front of as they told the tired narrative of Detroit in decline.

The Michigan Central website says this about the station:

No other building better symbolizes the past, present and future of Detroit, from the city’s grit and resurgence to its role in the history and future of mobility.

Soon, The Station will be an iconic, mixed-use hub for Michigan Central, Detroit, and the world. The grand waiting room, arcade and concourse will be welcoming public spaces for all to enjoy while the tower will be transformed into modern offices. Features include community and event spaces, public art, ongoing programming, activations, restaurants and retailers.


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