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.