Hammond station (South Shore Line)

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Hammond
Hammond Station - April 2016.jpg
The station at Hammond in April 2016. A South Shore Line train is leaving the station.
Location 4531 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, Indiana
Coordinates 41°37′51″N 87°30′57″W / 41.63083°N 87.51583°W / 41.63083; -87.51583Coordinates: 41°37′51″N 87°30′57″W / 41.63083°N 87.51583°W / 41.63083; -87.51583
Owned by NICTD
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 718 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 4
History
Rebuilt 1998
Electrified 1500v DC
Services
Preceding station   NICTD   Following station
South Shore Line

Hammond is a South Shore Line station in Hammond, Indiana that serves trains west and north to Millennium Station and east to East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, and South Bend, Indiana. The station originally had ground-level platforms, but in 1998, the platforms were raised to allow accessibility for people with disabilities. The station house was also remodeled and modernized.

Westbound, this is the last stop before trains cross into Illinois, and the first stop in Indiana for outbound trains.

Facilities[edit]

Hammond consists of a pair of high-level platforms located between the crossings of Hohman and Johnson Avenues. The southern platform is a side platform serving eastbound trains to Michigan City and South Bend while the northern platform, situated between the two tracks, is of the island type but only serves westbound trains to Chicago. The tracks through the station are gauntlet tracks which permit the passage of freight trains. The station building is located east of Hohman Avenue south of the tracks. The station is not staffed, instead only being equipped with a ticket vending machine.[1] To the east of the station is a parking lot with capacity for 718 cars.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Shore Stations, Locations, Address, Directions". Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 

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