Passenger Rail

Passenger Rail in the MACC Area

The MACC area is served by AMTRAK’s Pere Marquette line that runs between Chicago and Grand Rapids with a stop in the City of Holland at the Louis Padnos Transportation Center. At the current time, one round-trip is made each day. The Holland Station, located at the Louis Padnos Transportation Center, is currently the third busiest along the corridor. For additional information about the Pere Marquette rail stations, visit This intermodal terminal serves Amtrak passengers riding the Pere Marquette rail line between Grand Rapids and Chicago, and also serves public transportation riders of the Macatawa Area Express Transportation Authority (MAX) system and Indian Trails bus passengers.

What is the Westrain Collaborative?

The Westrain Collaborative is a coalition of public and private organizations and interested individuals along the Amtrak Pere Marquette line ( Grand Rapids, Holland, Bangor, and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor) in Michigan. The group exists to preserve and promote passenger rail in West Michigan. With funding provided by the State of Michigan and matched by Westrain members, the Collaborative undertakes local marketing activities and initiatives. Westrain is not affiliated with the sale of Amtrak tickets.

If you would like to become involved in this effort, contact the MACC office.

Train Station Information

Purchase Pere Marquette Tickets
To purchase tickets on the Pere Marquette visit Amtrak’s website at

 Michigan Passenger Rail Information

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