Ann Arbor Station is the working name for a proposed new Amtrak train station project, to be built with a combination of city, state, and federal funds. It came about in 2012 after the end of the Fuller Road Station project, which would have built a train station and parking garage in Fuller Park.
The name was chosen in part to appeal more to external funding sources, with some consideration that no one in Washington or Lansing knows where Fuller Road is.
The city of Ann Arbor has set up a page on its website with additional background material.
Timeline: Ann Arbor Station
2017-01-17. "Resolution to Appropriate $151,600.00 from General Fund to Major Grant Fund (00MG) Ann Arbor Station Project Budget and to Approve an Agreement for Professional Services with Neumann/Smith Architecture for Ann Arbor Station Preliminary Design and Engineering ($2,135,310.67) (8 Votes Required)". Ann Arbor City Council. Agenda CA-10, item 16-1746.
October 2015. A New Train Station At Last? After a decade of talk, voters could decide next year. Ann Arbor Observer
Ann Arbor officials say decision on new train station site coming soon – MLive, May 13, 2015
City decision on new train station could alter riverfront development plans – MLive, April 30, 2015
Retrospective: How Ann Arbor lost its historic train depot and why some want it back – MLive, Feb. 15, 2015
Back to the future: Could the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor become a train station again? – MLive, Feb. 1, 2015
Ann Arbor in talks with DTE Energy about using part of MichCon site for new train station – MLive, Oct. 30, 2014
Maps show conceptual options for new Ann Arbor train station at Fuller and Depot sites – MLive, Sept. 19, 2014
3 sites under consideration for new Amtrak train station in Ann Arbor – MLive, June 25, 2014
8 sites under review as Ann Arbor officials consider options for new Amtrak station – MLive, April 4, 2014
Oct. 21, 2013 Ann Arbor Council: Final Main themes: transportation, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, city energy commission – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 20, 2014
Ann Arbor hires consultant to study possible locations for new Amtrak station – MLive, Oct. 22, 2013
Ann Arbor Station probable construction costs – a2docs.org
Cost estimates for a new Amtrak station in Ann Arbor, now known as Ann Arbor Station, previously known as Fuller Road Station. Discussed by Eli Cooper with Ann Arbor City Council Monday night, Oct. 15, 2012. (PDF, 40 kb)
Council May Seek Voter OK On Rail Station – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 12, 2012
Fuller Road Station was a conceptual pre-cursor to what is now called the Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station. In partnership with the University of Michigan, the proposed Fuller Road Station included a 1,000-space parking structure to be built in conjunction with a new rail station on an identified site nestled between Fuller Road and East Medical Center Drive, adjacent to the UM medical campus. The location is controversial, because it’s on city parkland. However, UM withdrew from that project earlier this year, on Feb. 10. The university decided instead to revisit its earlier plans to build additional parking on Wall Street.