In order to accommodate construction for the Double Track NWI project, the South Shore Line announces a long-term busing schedule for passengers between Gary Metro Center and Carroll Ave. stations. Train service between Gary Metro and Millennium and between Carroll Ave. and South Bend Airport will operate as normal.
Effective as of Aug. 6, 2022, and lasting through spring 2023, busing between Carroll Ave. and Gary Metro stations will be ongoing for all weekday and weekend trains. Bus service will make all intermediate scheduled station stops, and passengers will be bused to/from the following stations on the regular SSL train time schedule: Carroll Ave., Dune Park, Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller.
Westbound passengers at those stations should be prepared to board buses in front of the station and re-board WB South Shore trains at Gary Metro. Eastbound passengers will detrain at Gary Metro to board buses for their destination station, or board their scheduled EB trains again at Carroll Ave. The SSL bus loading zone at Gary Metro will be located on the northwest side of the station.
Loop bus service will continue to be provided to M. City 11th St. (bus stop located @ 920 Franklin St.) and Beverly Shores Station. Loop buses do not operate on the regular SSL train schedule. Please view the attached special schedule for the Beverly Shores and 11th St. loop bus. Those passengers will be bused to either Dune Park or Carroll Ave., where they may board the next scheduled SSL train/bus.
Passengers are advised delays of 15-30 minutes are possible due to busing, and we appreciate your patience during this time of significant construction.
Due to busing, bikes are prohibited between South Bend Airport and East Chicago stations. Bikes are permitted as scheduled from East Chicago Station-west.