News Release, South Shore Line:

South Shore Line is pleased to announce the implementation of a new train schedule effective Tuesday, May 14, 2024. This new schedule is the result of the capital improvements made to the South Shore Line infrastructure by the Double Track NWI project. Click here to view the full schedule of train times.

“The final completion of Double Track allows for the addition of 14 weekday trains, revised times, reduced travel times and new, limited-stop express service,” said Michael Noland, President of South Shore Line. “In addition to new weekday trains, portions of weekend train times have also been modified to reflect improved travel times.”

Highlights of the new service include:

  • Increased origination service out of the new Miller Station and new 11th St. (Michigan City) Station.
  • Increased morning and afternoon rush hour train time options.
  • New limited-stop express train service.
  • High-level platform ADA access at 11th St., Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller train stations.
  • Bikes on Trains has been expanded to include all trains, all year long, at existing bike stations. With the completion of Double Track and conclusion of long-term busing substitution, the following stations are now also bike stations: 11th St., Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller.

The new schedule provides 53 trains to and from Chicago, with both express and local impeovements. The new limited-stop express train service will offer the following travel times to Chicago:

  • Michigan City – 67 min.
  • Dune Park – 57 min.
  • Portage/Ogden Dunes – 51 min.
  • Gary (Miller) – 46 min.
  • South Bend – 109 min.

“We sincerely appreciate passengers’ patience and understanding throughout the construction, temporary busing, and schedule revisions required in order to reach substantial completion of the Double Track Project,” said Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation/Double Track NWI Project Manager.