Amtrak riders in Grand Rapids will notice a huge difference the next time they board a train. A new $6 million station opened today.
Grand Rapids' old Amtrak station was tiny, dingy and outdated.
Tim Hefner, director of Michigan Department of Transportation’s office of rail, says the old station was supposed to be a temporary one when it was built almost 30 years ago.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, state and local officials cracked jokes about the old “Am-shack."