Portage / Ogden Dunes (NICTD station)
|PORTAGE / OGDEN DUNES|
|Address||U.S. Highway 12 and Hillcrest Road
Ogden Dunes, Indiana
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Electrified||Yes (1500v DC)|
Portage / Ogden Dunes is a station in Porter County, Indiana serving the municipalities of Portage, Indiana and Ogden Dunes, Indiana. It is used by South Shore Line trains. Ogden Dunes is a semi-gated community with one major access road off of U.S. Highway 12, and the station is located adjacent to where this road accesses the community.
Portage/Ogden Dunes is a comparatively new station, built in 1998-99 to replace the South Shore's former flag stop located about a hundred feet west. The new station also serves new residential subdivisions in and around Portage, Indiana.
The Portage/Ogden Dunes station is close to the Inland Marsh and West Beach units of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The station has a single ground-level platform north of the tracks. Three small passenger shelters are positioned at the beginning, middle and end of the platform. South Bend bound riders are discharged in the space between inbound and outbound tracks, right over the wooden walkways that connect them to the platform. The station is accessible thanks to recently built ramp structures located on both sides of the track. They are designed to sync up to the first car of the train.
- South Shore Line - Stations
- Article aboard station, with photos of its construction
- Station from Google Maps Street View
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