State-Owned Rail Lines

  • View Map of State-owned Rail LinesThe Michigan Department of Transportation manages 665 miles of state-owned rail lines. These five lines are operated under contract by five freight railroads. Intercity passenger rail service is also provided on the corridor between Kalamazoo and Dearborn. 

    Contact Us:
    Jeannine Cleveland, Permits
    517-241-2420

    Ryan Hoensheid, Bridge Infrastructure
    517-290-6376

    Nikkie Johnson, Freight Operations
    517-335-0939

    Ryan Weiss, Track Infrastructure (excluding accelerated rail corridor)
    517-335-2926

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Operating Railroads