Miller station

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Miller
Millersta4.jpg
NICTD train about to depart from Miller station
LocationU.S. Highway 12 and Lake Street
Gary, Indiana
Coordinates41°35′52″N 87°16′6″W / 41.59778°N 87.26833°W / 41.59778; -87.26833
Owned byNICTD
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsGary Public Transportation Corporation
Other information
Fare zone5
ElectrifiedYes (1500 V DC)
Services
Preceding station NICTD Following station
Adam Benjamin Metro Center South Shore Line Portage/Ogden Dunes
Dune Acres
Closed 1994

Miller is a train station in Gary, Indiana, serving the South Shore Line commuter rail system. It serves the community of Miller Beach and is one of three South Shore Line 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 the 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]

Bus connections[edit]

GPTC

  • Route 13: Oak and County Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.in.gov/legislative/interim/committee/minutes/NITCAAU.pdf
  2. ^ http://nwitimes.com/articles/2008/07/09/news/top_news/doca511f802efe5c12e86257481001108ee.txt
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-02-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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