VIDEO: Michigan Central Station Ready to Begin Next Chapter … With You

Feb 20, 2024

The wait is over! On June 6, Michigan Central Station begins a new chapter. After five years of reconstruction and meticulous craftsmanship, the doors of the iconic train station will open to celebrate the incredible restoration and begin welcoming visitors for a first-look. 

In 2018, Executive Chair Bill Ford laid out a plan to restore Michigan Central Station and surrounding areas between the vibrant Corktown and Southwest neighborhoods to create a place that would anchor the region’s leading talent in solving the most pressing mobility challenges to help change people’s lives for the better. This gem of Detroit not only serves as the centerpiece of this vision, but also as a beacon that once again invites Detroiters, and visitors from near and far, to a destination that will begin to be filled with arts and culture, community development, workspaces, retail, hospitality, and public outdoor greenspaces.  

Because Michigan Central is not just a place for Ford – it’s for the City of Detroit, for the community around the world, for our industry, for future generations, and for those who have cherished memories held in the building’s walls. 

The excitement of the train station builds on the already-growing momentum at Michigan Central as the one-year anniversary approaches of the opening of Newlab at Michigan Central and launch of the official tech ecosystem, in the reimagined Book Depository building next door. Serving as a catalyst for startups, entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists, more than 80 companies have already joined Newlab Detroit, scaling its model of applied innovation to create the conditions for a sustainable high-tech startup ecosystem to take hold in the region. 

Stay tuned for further details on the opening celebration in June and fore more stories of Michigan Central Station in the weeks to come here @FordOnline and on Michigan Central’s social channels: [Facebook / LinkedIn / Instagram

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