Union Station (South Bend, Indiana)

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South Bend Union Station
South-bend-union-station.jpg
Exterior of Union Station
Location 326 West South Street
South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates 41°40′9.59″N 86°15′17.10″W / 41.6693306°N 86.2547500°W / 41.6693306; -86.2547500Coordinates: 41°40′9.59″N 86°15′17.10″W / 41.6693306°N 86.2547500°W / 41.6693306; -86.2547500
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Art Deco architecture
History
Opened 1929
Closed 1971
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
toward Zearing
Kankakee Belt Route Terminus
toward St. Joseph
St. JosephSouth Bend
Benton HarborSouth Bend

Union Station opened in 1929 in South Bend, Indiana in the United States. Situated across the tracks from the Studebaker auto plant, the building served the New York Central Railroad and Grand Trunk Western Railroad. NYC's Detroit-Chicago "Great Steel Fleet" and GTW's Chicago-Canada trains used this station. The last trains departed in 1971 when newly created Amtrak moved its operations to another station, the South Bend Amtrak Station on the city's western outskirts about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of Union Station. It now transports information rather than people and is currently in private use by Global Access Point, which renovated the facility to become a state of the art data center, housing computing equipment from outside companies.

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