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.
temperatures will place an extraordinary strain on mechanical and track
systems,” NICTD said.
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
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
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 nictd.com
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).