Chesterton Tribune



South Shore hopes to resume service Saturday

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The suspension of service on the South Shore commuter line was continued through today, as the Metra Electric District worked to repair damage caused earlier this week by a CN freight train derailment near the Metra Harvey Station.

Metra said on Thursday that the derailment--which occurred Wednesday night on CN tracks which run parallel to Metra’s--caused damage to its overhead power system.

Meanwhile, the South Shore was repairing damage to its own overhead wires caused by the severe cold at multiple points along the line.

The South Shore was hopeful of restoring service on Saturday between Millennium Station and Michigan City Carroll Ave. “However, Saturday service is not a certainty at this time. Metra advises that information about weekend service will be announced Friday.”

The South Shore was operating test trains today to assess track and wire conditions. These trains were not carrying passengers.

If service does resume on Saturday, the South Shore will provide substitute bus service between South Bend and Michigan City Carroll Ave. until further notice, due to overhead wire damage caused by a NIPSCO power line break.

Service is suspended to and from Hudson Lake while substitute bus service is in effect. Hudson Lake passengers are encourged to board at Carroll Ave. Station for train service.

Buses will arrive and depart with passengers to match the South Shore’s published train schedules between Carroll Ave. and South Bend. Westbound passengers should be prepared to board buses immediately north of the South Shore platform at the South Bend International Airport and re-board South Shore trains at Carroll Ave. Eastbound passengers will detrain at Carroll Ave. to board buses for the remainder of their trips.


Posted 2/1/2019




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