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Niles, MI
International at Niles station, May 30, 1994.jpg
The westbound International at Niles in 1994
Location 598 Dey Street, Niles, Michigan
Line(s) Michigan Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code NLS
History
Opened 1892
Rebuilt 2003
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 19,095 Increase 5.86%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
New Buffalo
toward Chicago
Blue Water Dowagiac
toward Port Huron
Wolverine Dowagiac
toward Pontiac
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hammond–Whiting
toward Chicago
Lake Cities Kalamazoo
toward Pontiac
Chicago
2001-2004
Terminus
International Dowagiac
toward Toronto
Hammond–Whiting
1982-2001
toward Chicago
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Buchanan
toward Chicago
Michigan Central Railroad
Main Line
Pokagon
toward Buffalo
Terminus Michigan Air Line Railroad Cassopolis
toward Jackson
Berrien Center
toward Benton Harbor
Benton HarborSouth Bend South Bend
Terminus
Michigan Central Railroad Niles Depot
Location Niles, Michigan, USA
Built 1892
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference No. 09000085
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 19, 1979

Niles station is an Amtrak intercity train station in Niles, Michigan. The station is served by three daily Wolverine round trips and one daily Blue Water round trip. It is located on the Michigan Line (the former Michigan Central Railroad mainline), east of the former Benton Harbor Branch crossing and west of the former junctions with the South Bend and Air Line Branches. The station building was constructed by the Michigan Central in 1892 to a design by architects Spier and Rohns. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Michigan Central Railroad Niles Depot.

Niles station was used as a filming location for Continental Divide, Midnight Run, and Only the Lonely, the latter of which spawned an annual tradition of adding Christmas lights and decorations around the station.

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