Aug 19 2011, 01:34 PM
The new facility will serve local residents and students and visitors to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, Dearborn's largest tourist attraction. It will be designed for the planned Ann Arbor-Detroit commuter rail as well as future high-speed intercity passenger rail service.View the full article
Aug 19 2011, 01:45 PM
The station stop was provided as a courtesy for visitors to the two attractions. It's located next to a rear gate for Greenfield Village. My son Michael and I used this stop in 2002. We had to notify the crew we were going there, they had to spot the train with the front car 's door on a very short platform, and they had to stop freight traffic in the other direction to protect our crossing the tracks. As I recall, Greenfield Village wasn't even equipped to handle park admissions at that rear gate at the time; we had to ride their amusement train on the honor system from there around to the front gate. More recently, the stop has been limited to only larger groups, so they would no longer just stop the trains for 2 people.
So a larger station, or should I say any station at all, will be a good improvement.