Indiana Southshore Train Service Restored

Sunday, Oct 14, 2012  |  Updated 4:01 PM CDT
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Indiana Southshore Train Service Restored

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Train service has been restored on the South Shore Railroad between South Bend Indiana and East Chicago.

On Sunday a power outage in Northern Indiana had suspended train service for hours.

South Shore lines are operated by The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).   They blame the service halt on a loss of commercial power from the Northern Indiana Public Service Company in Porter County Indiana (NIPSCO).

South Shore Rail spokesperson John Parsons said a high voltage line that came down near the Dune Park station caused the interruption in power.  Service was restored at around 2:30 p.m. 

Service is expected to catch up and not be any more than "5 to 10 minutes behind during the morning rush hour," said Parsons.

The following trains were affected: Westbound Trains 502 and 504 between South Bend and Chicago; and Westbound Train 606 between Michigan City and East Chicago.

Also the Eastbound Train 503 between East Chicago and South Bend; and eastbound Trains 603 and 605 between East Chicago and Michigan City.


 

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