05 Aug 2022

REVISED: Long-term busing between Carroll Ave. & Gary Metro Center stations

South Shore News

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 north 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 below 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. 

Following the completion of this phase of busing between Gary Metro Center and Carroll Ave. in late spring 2023, the next phase of busing will include stations between Gary Metro Center and Dune Park, to take effect in late spring 2023. The busing between Dune Park and Gary Metro is expected to last until the project’s completion in spring 2024.

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.