Miller (NICTD station)

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Miller
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NICTD train about to depart from Miller station
Station statistics
Address U.S. Highway 12 and Lake Street
Gary, Indiana
Coordinates 41°35′52″N 87°16′6″W / 41.59778°N 87.26833°W / 41.59778; -87.26833
Line(s)
Connections Gary Public Transportation Corporation
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Electrified Yes (1500v DC)
Owned by NICTD
Fare zone 5
Services
Preceding station   NICTD   Following station
South Shore Line

Miller is a South Shore Line commuter station serving the community of Miller Beach in Gary, Indiana. Miller is one of three NICTD stations within the municipal boundaries of Gary.

The Miller community, now more commonly known as Miller Beach, is physically separated from the city of Gary and from other municipalities in Northwest Indiana by parcels of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The national park's Douglas Center for Environmental Education and its Miller Woods hiking trails are a mere 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north of the Miller NICTD train station.

On October 30, 2007, the executive director of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission announced that the current plan calls for the Miller station to be closed at an undisclosed date.[1] This plan was met with fierce opposition from Miller residents as well as commuters from other neighboring communities who use Miller Station. Miller Station commuters objected to being forced to use the new Gary central station.[2] On August 12, 2008, Gateway Partners, the developers behind the new project, announced their intention to revamp their proposal in response to controversy.[3]

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GPTC

  • Route 13: Oak and County Line

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Coordinates: 41°35′52″N 87°16′6″W / 41.59778°N 87.26833°W / 41.59778; -87.26833