Michigan Central Station ticket release being rescheduled after website crash

Michigan Central Station on May 13, 2024 (Amber Ainsworth/FOX 2)

Be one of the first people to see inside the newly renovated Michigan Central Station next month when tour tickets are released.

UPDATE: Michigan Central Station ticket site crashes; registration to reopen later 

An opening celebration is being held on the evening of June 6. Live from Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central will include a free concert featuring Detroit performers, though the lineup hasn't been revealed.

Then, the next 10 days will include public tours of the historic train depot. Attendees will be able to tour the main floor of the building that underwent a massive facelift after being vacant for decades.

After the site crashed, registration will reopen on Wednesday at 9 a.m., according to Michigan Central. Tickets to the concert will be available here, while the open house tickets will be available here.

Check out more Michigan Central Station coverage here.

Ford Motor Co. purchased Michigan Central in 2018 and began an overhaul of the building that had been gutted by vandals and severely damaged by the elements after it closed in 1988.


Michigan Central Station renovations: From blighted train depot to next chapter

Michigan Central Station's next chapter officially begins June 6, when the historic Detroit train depot opens after extensive renovations started after Ford bought the building.

MCS served as a hub for train travel from 1913 until it closed. The renovation process included cleaning up the mess from the three decades the building was empty, as well as restoring the building to reflect what it looked like when it was a bustling train depot. This included using old photos and 3D printing to create what couldn't be salvaged. 

Michigan Central's future won't include trains, but it will still be transportation focused; the building will house Ford's autonomous vehicle teams, while the main area will be open to the public.


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