South Shore Commuter Rail Line
MUNSTER | A hearing on funding for a $3 million environmental impact study of the South Shore commuter rail extension Saturday turned into a wide-ranging discussion on the extension and other topics.
The Northwest Indiana Forum supports legislation to provide millions to fund expanding the South Shore Line commuter rail.
Some South Shore commuter trains are experiencing delays of up to an hour during the morning rush due to mechanical issues, representatives said.
South Shore service between Michigan City and South Bend was restored early Friday afternoon after a power outage stopped commuter trains early Friday morning.
GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.
GARY | A failed inspection on Wednesday on the elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station forced both to be taken out of service indefinitely, making the station inaccessible to disabled commuters.
A few scattered crashes coupled with heavy rains and winds slowed traffic on area expressways and commuter rail during the Wednesday morning rush.
CHICAGO | An investigation by the Chicago Police Department's bomb and arson squad revealed no explosive devices in a package resembling a homemade bomb left on a train platform at the Van Buren Street station during the Wednesday morning rush.
THE PINES | A pedestrian was struck and killed by a South Shore commuter train in The Pines at the start of the morning rush Wednesday.
EAST CHICAGO | A 42-year-old Gary man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore commuter rail station.
Metra is reporting wire problems at the 63rd Street station in Chicago are significantly delaying trains on the Metra Electric and South Shore commuter rail lines in both directions.
Northwest Indiana residents woke up Wednesday to another downpour that caused roads to flood and delayed South Shore trains.
All westbound South Shore trains are operating on schedule after early morning delays of up to 20 minutes due to red signals east of the Dune Park station, according to a statement issued by the commuter rail line.
MICHIGAN CITY | Westbound South Shore trains originating from the Carroll Avenue station are back on schedule after a broken rail caused delays of up to 20 minutes early Thursday.
South Shore train service is resuming after being suspended during the morning rush due to a derailment in the commuter rail line's Michigan City rail yard early this morning.
A broken rail just west of Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City has westbound South Shore commuter trains running 10 to 15 minutes late this morning.
South Shore trains are expected to run on time for the afternoon commute after riders experienced significant delays Wednesday morning.
South Shore commuter trains were running on schedule Monday morning after damage to a substation Sunday caused significant delays and cancellations in Porter and LaPorte counties.
GARY | A 22-year-old Gary man is in Lake County Jail after being arrested twice by the same Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District police officer in two weeks.
The South Shore commuter rail line will have its final temporary service outages for construction Saturday, representatives announced Thursday.
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