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NICTD: Expect weather related delays on the South Shore line

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The South Shore commuter line will continue to offer regular weekday train service between Michigan City and Chicago this week, but the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is warning passengers to expect weather-related delays and to plan their trips accordingly.

“Prolonged sub-zero temperatures will place an extraordinary strain on mechanical and track systems,” NICTD said.

Meanwhile, today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the South Shore will be bussing passengers between South Bend and Michigan City as a precaution due to sub-zero temperatures. Because of low passenger volumes, there will be no bus from Hudson Lake. Hudson Lake passengers are advised to drive to Carroll Ave. Station in Michigan City.

The following trains will not be bused between South Bend and Michigan City: eastbound Train 401 and westbound Trains 422 and 424.

The buses will operate on the same schedule as the train. Once westbound passengers board a bus in South Bend they will travel to Carroll Avenue Station, where they will disembark the bus and board the train that would have carried them from South Bend.

NICTD apologizes for any inconvenience associated with these weather related service issues and encourages passengers to sign up for the text and e-mail alert service available at

Passengers simply need to register by clicking the cell phone icon to stay informed of service delays and disruptions.

In addition, NICTD posts significant delays and disruptions on its home page and passengers may call (800) 356-2079 for service updates (although the RTA Travel Center is experiencing greater call volumes because of the weather and callers may encounter a busy signal).



Posted 1/27/2014