(Michigan City, IN) - Construction of the double track between Michigan City and Gary will begin soon.
The South Shore Commuter line has announced busing passengers between its Dune Park and Carroll Avenue stations will start on February 28.
South Shore officials said that the purpose is to accommodate the railroad's double-tracking project. Busing is expected to continue into fall for all weekday and weekend trains. According to railroad officials, buses will operate according to the regular train schedule.
Railroad officials said no bikes would be transported between South Bend Airport and Dune Park stations. However, bicycles will be permitted from the Dune Park Station westward.
A second line is projected to reduce one-way travel times to Chicago from Michigan City by over 30 minutes. Experts project quick travel will bring millions of dollars of new investment from people working in Chicago deciding to live here and more visitors.