If you're going to put Michigan Central on the map you've got to be able to GET there! This plan arose about two years ago in my musings about intercity rail development, which I frequently attempt to delineate on the Google Earth platform. The Michigan Avenue segment is part of a larger proposal consisting of two subway lines converging at and radiating from a central Campus Martius / Cadillac Square station hub. The initial 1.8-mile segment would be extensible from both ends, as needed, and would provide an auspicious start on achieving a safe, fast and comfortable high-volume system of transit mobility in the city. The central-hub-and-spokes configuration would allow quick high-volume transfer capacity, to enable the most convenient transit for the most passengers. A storage and maintenance facility large enough to serve the initial segment could be achieved by excavating the entire Campus Martius / Cadillac Square underground station concurrent with construction of the initial 1.8-mile line.
MICHIGAN AVENUE SUBWAY
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