South Shore to bus passengers between South Bend, Michigan City on Monday, Tuesday

2014-01-04T13:26:00Z 2014-01-04T23:39:28Z South Shore to bus passengers between South Bend, Michigan City on Monday, TuesdayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 04, 2014 1:26 pm  • 

This subzero temperatures predicted for Monday and Tuesday have prompted South Shore Line officials to plan to bus passengers between South Bend and Michigan City on those days.

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District officials announced Saturday the use of buses to ensure reliable service through an area serviced by aging infrastructure.

"The South Shore is an electric railroad and our overhead power system between South Bend and Michigan City is old and subject to failure during extreme temperatures," states a press release. "An unexpected dewirement in a remote location could hamper efforts to provide alternate transportation for those affected passengers and to restore continuous service."

Regular service between Michigan City and Chicago will be provided Monday and Tuesday, but NICTD officials warn riders to expect delays caused by weather-related speed restrictions.

Due to low passenger volumes NICTD will not bus from Hudson Lake. Hudson Lake passengers should drive to the Carroll Avenue Station in Michigan City.

Passengers should call (312) 836-7000 for service updates.

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