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Train depot comes alive for Halloween

The Detroit News

Michigan Central Depot is being turned into the setting for a family-friendly Halloween  event for 800 residents in surrounding neighborhoods.

Contractor Jason Gipson, of Detroit, works inside the decorated atrium of the Michigan Central Station  on Tuesday. The former depot will host a party for Corktown residents and Ford employees on Halloween night.

The automaker distributed the 800 tickets to the Wednesday party for residents of the Corktown and Hubbard-Richard neighborhoods. Some Ford employees affiliated with the redevelopment project at the long-vacant train station or the autonomous and electric vehicle teams already working in Corktown got tickets, too.

All tickets have already been given out, but the public can trick-or-treat outside the building on Wednesday evening.

Visitors without tickets will be able to visit a spooky graveyard in the front lawn, and watch a light show on the exterior of the station.

Tombstones are seen outside Michigan Central Station Tuesday in anticipation of Wednesday's  Halloween Bash.