Hoosier Ride will stop in north Hammond, Merrillville, Gary

2013-10-29T20:00:00Z 2013-10-29T23:23:06Z Hoosier Ride will stop in north Hammond, Merrillville, GaryBy Keith Benman keith.benman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3326 nwitimes.com

Bus service between cities returns to Hammond next month, when buses on a a new Hoosier Ride route between Chicago and Louisville, Ky., will stop in north Hammond.

Hoosier Ride, a subsidiary of Miller Transportation, plans to start the route Nov. 11, according to Reginald Addy, director of development for Miller Transportation.

Addy touted the stop at the Hammond Shell, at 3350 Calumet Ave., as a "new beginning" for intercity bus transport in Hammond, following the January 2012 closing of the Greyhound bus station at 3600 Calumet Ave.

The planned Hammond schedule calls for a southbound bus to stop at the Shell station at 7:15 a.m. and a northbound bus to stop there at 7:40 p.m. A ticket agent will be available at the Shell station around the clock every day of the week starting Nov. 11, Addy said.

Tickets for the route will also go on sale this week at www.hoosierride.com. Tickets can also be bought by calling Greyhound's ticket information at (800) 231-2222.

The new route will include stops in college towns such as Bloomington and Lafayette as well as Remington, Merrillville and Gary. Hoosier Ride already operates other bus routes in Indiana, which run from Chicago to Evansville and Chicago to Fort Wayne.

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