The South Shore Line advises passengers of a track project at East Chicago Station beginning this week that will serve to reduce overall train travel times and improve safety. The project is part of SSL’s long-term investment in improving train service, and involves re-alignment of station tracks at East Chicago that will permit trains to operate more efficiently through the area.
The track work is occurring in a section of double track in which trains operate simultaneously in either direction. Due to the construction, train movement will be reduced to a single track in the station area, which will require some trains to wait for opposing trains to clear before operating through.
Please be advised that single-tracking may create residual delays that impact some morning rush hour, midday and afternoon trains with approximately 10-15 minute delays. Passengers are advised to be at departing stations on time in the event delays are less than expected.
As a reminder, eastbound Tr 203 (departing Millennium Station at 6:10am) is canceled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through early April due to track availability.
SSL regrets any inconvenience and thanks passengers for their patience.