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'All aboard' -- temporary busing ends on South Shore Line

Contributed By: The 411 News

Train stations closed between Gary and Chesterton will reopen on April 9

Chesterton – The South Shore Train Line announced the cessation of temporary busing between the Gary Metro Center and Chesterton’s Dune Park stations will be effective April 9, 2024.

Long-term temporary busing substitution between stations has been in effect since February 2022 in order to accommodate the Double Track NWI Project. The culmination of this work and completion of this segment allows for full revenue train service to return to all SSL stations on April 9, 2024.

“We sincerely appreciate passengers’ patience and cooperation as we near the completion of Double Track construction,” said Michael Noland, President of South Shore Line. “Our commitment to convenient and reliable service for our riders has never wavered, and we invite everyone to participate in the grand opening of Double Track service in less than two months.”

All previously relocated station pick-up areas will be returned to their permanent locations, including the newly built Portage/Ogden Dunes and Miller stations.

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the umbrella agency that operates the South Shore Line, expects to add the new Double Track service, which includes a schedule that adds 14 new trains every weekday, in May 2024.

There will be double the number of trains on the new faster time schedule. Raised platforms will be ADA-accessible and bikes will be able to board.

Story Posted:03/29/2024

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