South Bend station

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This article is about the current Amtrak station that also formerly served the NICTD. For the original NICTD station, see South Bend (CSS&SB station). For other uses, see South Bend station (disambiguation).
South Bend
South Bend (13551299765).jpg
Location 2702 West Washington Avenue
South Bend, IN 46628
Coordinates 41°40′42″N 86°17′15″W / 41.6782°N 86.2874°W / 41.6782; -86.2874Coordinates: 41°40′42″N 86°17′15″W / 41.6782°N 86.2874°W / 41.6782; -86.2874
Owned by Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections TRANSPO
Parking Yes; free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SOB
Opened 1970
Passengers (2013) 25,613[1]Increase 3.3%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Capitol Limited
Lake Shore Limited
  Former services  
Preceding station   NICTD   Following station
South Shore Line
Before 1992
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago

South Bend is a train station in South Bend, Indiana. It is served by Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited between Chicago, Boston and New York City, and Capitol Limited between Chicago and Washington D.C.. The station was built by the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad in 1970; South Shore Line trains continued to use it until 1992.


Until 1970 South Shore Line interurbans served downtown South Bend at LaSalle and Michigan. The city had long wanted to eliminate street running, while the South Shore was looking to reduce costs as passenger traffic declined. The South Shore embarked on a program to consolidate its operations in South Bend. This included constructing the current station building at Meade and Washington and selling the old downtown station, which had opened in 1921. When Amtrak began serving South Bend in 1971 it used this station instead of the larger Union Station.[2][3][4] The South Shore Line moved its terminus to a new terminal at the South Bend Regional Airport in November 1992.[5]



  • Route 2


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Indiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interurban Moves into New Station". The South Bend News-Times. August 3, 1921. p. 4. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "South Shore Line Starts New Station". The News-Palladium. March 28, 1970. p. 15. Retrieved October 10, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Ogorek 2012, p. 62
  5. ^ Ogorek 2012, p. 93


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