St. Joseph County government is buying a mobile home park
on the east side of New Carlisle.
The reason is to build a possible South Shore commuter line station.
Reports indicate the purchase price was just over 400 thousand dollars.
Officials say the need is from an expected increase in ridership from a proposed
double track, increasing travel times to and from Chicago.
A new train station there would eliminate the current one in nearby Hudson Lake.
According to a study, four riders a day use the Hudson Lake station but with a
double track, use of a New Carlisle station would be anywhere from 120 to 670 riders
per day by 2040.