Ford arrives in Corktown as train station deal set for June

Ford Motor Co. is quietly moving one of its teams into new Corktown digs Thursday, a prelude to an expected mid-June announcement that the Blue Oval will purchase the long-vacant Michigan Central Depot.

Negotiations between Ford and the depot's owner, the real estate arm of the Moroun family's Central Transport International Inc., have accelerated in recent weeks as the landmark deal to buy the historic train station and assemble land for a surrounding urban campus take shape and move toward a deal, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

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