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Notes[edit]

I think this article should be have Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad merged into it, not the other way around. The name of the rail line does not use CamelCase.

It appears the current freight company does in fact use camelcase, and the passenger line is the "South Shore Line", with no "Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad" any more. --SPUI (talk) 11:27, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Does the South Shore still stop at Ambridge? I recall it as a "signal stop" only, but I remember it stopping there in the early 90s (back when I took the train to work every day). --Mhking 00:45, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Map[edit]

A map is now available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:SouthShore.png, feel free to use it --JVittes 06:56, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Great, I put it in there, feel free to adjust it. Craig R. Nielsen 07:16, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

This is not an interurban[edit]

Referring to South Shore service as interurban streetcar service is simply incorrect.  The route may be the legacy route of the old interurban, but solely heavy-rail commuter trains are operate along it.  Today, this is a commuter rail service with a few streetside stops in Michigan City.  Calling it an interurban gives the impression that light-rail stock is used on this line and that is far from the case.  A distinction should be made between the description of the route as a legacy interurban route and a description of the trains actually operated along it.  This is not a streetcar, plain and simple.

The South Shore began as an interurban in the interurban era. It was not run as a "streetcar" line even back in the day. They have used heavy rail vehicles since at least the 1920's. It was called an interurban with self propelled heavy rail vehicles then. The description continues to be valid.  71.115.87.182 (talk) 04:55, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Infoboxes needed[edit]

Who wants to install infoboxes for all the station articles? ---- DanTD 21:43, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Street running in South Bend past 1970[edit]

I remember trackage in the middle of Bendix Drive south of Lincolnway West (old US-20) in the early 1980s.  I can't seem to find when it was relocated to the east side. This page mentions 1975, but I remember it later (I was 4 in 1975).  Whether it was used at the time, I don't know, but it definitely shifted from the east side of Bendix to the middle.  There is a remnant of the street running visible on Google Maps' satellite - a disconnected stretch is visible cutting between Bendix and Westmoor Street immediately northwest of their intersection and immediately southeast of the current track (41.68487,-86.29356 ; if you use Acme Mapper, you can switch over to "Topo" and see the setup exactly as I remember it at Bendix/LWW). Mapsax (talk) 00:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC) Added View using Live Search Maps "Bird's Eye" view Mapsax (talk) 21:17, 19 March 2008 (UTC) Also added Last but not least, Google Maps Street View Mapsax (talk) 22:08, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

why the odd bend in South Bend[edit]

look at the map.  instead of the track going straight to the airport, the track curves around and then comes into the airport from the east.  Also, I have heard old timers say that the south shore used to go all the way to Notre Dame.  Anyone have more info on either of these topics?  If so, please post.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.54.95.242 (talk) 12:26, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

This set of pages mentions Notre Dame. Mapsax (talk) 19:45, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
The South Shore itself did not run to Notre Dame. The passengers brought into town transferred to streetcar lines that served the campus. The streetcars are now long gone (replaced by bus service). A local coach service is now used to transfer passengers from the train to the stadium for "Notre Dame" trains. (A separate company has proposed using an abandoned rail line for Notre Dame service but the current owner of the abandonment has refused to sell the line.) Also, the line to the airport does wrap around and approach from the east. This was to use an old freight line that served a few industries south of the airport off of Bendix and was intended to serve the industrial park north of the airport. NICTD and the airport intend to move the station to the west side and provide a more direct link, saving several minutes off of the trip. 71.115.87.182 (talk) 04:53, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

rollingstock?[edit]

rolling stock? Patcat88 (talk) 11:40, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Added ... at least for the passenger carrying equipment. NICTD also owns one GP38? diesel engine and a lot of rail maintenance equipment which isn't documented well enough to reference. Hopefully that also satisfies the expansion request. 71.115.84.208 (talk) 17:49, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

South Shore Line vs NICTD[edit]

Should Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District really direct to this page? I don't believe it should be since this page is about the South Shore Line itself, not the current operator. It seems to me as if NICTD should have its own page specifically discussing it, in the same way that Chicago 'L' and Chicago Transit Authority are separate. NICTD is only the current owner and is seems as though this page should be focused on the history and current operation of the line rather than the funding mechanism and the agency that runs it.

Anyone agree? Lost on belmont (talk) 02:02, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

The question is, does NICTD have any real purpose or notability other than its funding and operation of the South Shore Line? Or, to put it another way, does NICTD do anything other that run the South Shore? As far as I can tell, the answer is no. And since the South Shore is the extent of NICTD's operations, having them be covered in the same article makes sense to me. oknazevad (talk) 18:09, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Disambiguator neccessary?[edit]

I'm wondering, do we really need the (NICTD) disambiguator at the end of the title of this article? Looking at the disambiguation page currently at South Shore Line, there's only four uses, one of which is a fairly obscure use for the Braintree branch of the Red Line (MBTA), and one is the freight operator for the same trackage, which is already linked here and has a totally different title, and one is here. Seems to me, based on WP:PRIMARYTOPIC, that the non-disambiguated title (South Shore Line) should point here, while the disambiguation page is moved to South Shore Line (disambiguation), with a hatnote reading something like This article is about the Indiana commuter rail line. For othr uses see South Shore Line (disambiguation).

Thoughts?oknazevad (talk) 18:09, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

It isn't a disambiguator for NICTD. It is for NICD which is a redirect to this page. NICD can also stand for National Institute of Communicable Diseases. Lost on Belmont (talk) 20:09, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
That is totally not what I was referring to. At all. I was talking about the (NICTD) in the title, not the hatnote.  oknazevad (talk) 00:32, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
I just found another South Shore Railway in Quebec, that's somehow connected to the Central Vermont Railway and Grand Trunk Railway. It's not a South Shore Line but it's too close for comfort for me. ----DanTD (talk) 01:42, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
That's so obscure that it has absolutely no bearing on this being the clear primary topic associated with the term "South Shore Line". It's easily covered by a link to the disambiguation page. Plus it's title isn't the exact same, so no parenthetical would be needed. (The are meant only to be used when the titles are otherwise the exact same, not just "close".)oknazevad (talk) 03:07, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
I agree completely and think we need to re-open the move request. With respect to DanTD, when 99% of people are looking for the South Shore Line, this is the article they want to find. We shouldn't be disambiguating based on a hypothetical article that isn't even written and doesn't even have the same name. The article on the Red Line doesn't even use the term "South Shore" until way into the History section, and then without substantiation. This isn't even close. Mackensen (talk) 23:42, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

New infobox?[edit]

{{Infobox rail line  | name        = South Shore Line  | color       =  | logo        =  | logo_width  = 145px  | logo_alt    =  | image       = SouthShore.png  | image_width = 250px  | image_alt   = South Shore line  | caption     =  | type        = Interurban  | system      =  | status      = Operational  | locale      = Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN  | start       = Millennium Station  | end         = South Bend Airport  | stations    = 20  | routes      = 1  | ridership   =  | open        = 1903  | close       =  | owner       =  | operator    = NICTD  | character   =  | depot       =  | stock       =  | linelength  =   | tracklength =   | notrack     =  | gauge       = 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge  | old gauge   =  | minradius   =  | racksystem  =  | route number=  | el          = Overhead catenary  | speed       =   | elevation   =  | website     = nictd.com

 | map         =

Millennium Station
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McCormick Place
53rd Street
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to South Chicago
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to University Park and Blue Island
I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway)
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Hegewisch
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to Dyer
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Grand Calumet River
East Chicago
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Grand Calumet River Branch
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Ambridge
Gary Metro Center
Indiana Toll Road
Miller
Portage/Ogden Dunes
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Dune Acres
Dune Park
Kemil Road
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 | map_state   = collapsed }} I'm wondering if {{Infobox rail line}} would be better than the one currently in use. It has the option to contain the map (as opposed to the second box we have to have now&emdash;which looks rather crude) and has many useful parameters. Didn't want to do a sudden switch lest someone freak out and revert, so I'm offering it up here. Thoughts? Lost on Belmont (talk) 14:54, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Looks like an improvement to me. I saw go for it. oknazevad (talk) 15:04, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
I like it too. I'm with Oknazevad on this one. ----DanTD (talk) 18:52, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. Lost on Belmont (talk) 19:21, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move (2010)[edit]

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The result of the move request was: No consensus, pages not moved  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:17, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


South Shore Line (NICTD)South Shore Line   South Shore LineSouth Shore Line (disambiguation) - This seems like a clear case of WP:PRIMARY. Currently the disambiguation page, which is at the undisambiguated title, lists three items. The first is the commuter rail operation, which has the abbreviation of the government agency that owns the physical line, whose full name is already a redirect to the article onthe commuter line. This commuter line is by far the most common use of the term "South Shore Line". The second is the freight rail operator that uses the same tracks as part if a contract arrangement. They do not own the main line, and they are already linked from the commuter line article. The third is an obscure reference to the MBTA's Red Line, referring to the branch far more commonly called the "Braintree Branch" after it's terminal. It seems to me that the commuter rail line is clearly the primary use of the term, and needs no disambiguation for the article tItle. oknazevad (talk) 15:40, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Support. Makes sense to me. Mackensen (talk) 10:16, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Support. The first two usages are clearly closely related and best dealt with by text interlinking (or maybe even merging) rather than disambiguating them as if they were unrelated uses of the same name. The third usage doesn't even rate a mention in the target articles lead, so is clearly very much a secondary name. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 10:08, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, on the first move. While Oknazevad and Chris J. Wood seem to have valid arguments, eliminating the NICTD abbreviation will take away the distinction of the line. Aside from railfans and Chicago area residents, not too many people are going to know which "South Shore Line" the article refers to if it's renamed. I've even heard people incorrectly refer to the LIRR's Babylon-Montauk Branch as the "South Shore Line." ----DanTD (talk) 13:34, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
    • We don't need to account for errors with disambiguators. If someone is using an incorrect name for a line, as you say some do for the Montauk Line, then at most it warrants a mention at a disambiguation page. We don't alter the correct name of a page to make up for others' errors.
      More importantly, we don't introduce distinction where one is unneccessary. Parenthetical diambiguators are only used when two or more pages have the exact same title otherwise.
      Truth is, that's why WP:PRIMARYTOPIC exists. Not so much that every search doesn't lead to a disambig page (which is sometimes the right solution), but so that every title doesn't have a parenthetical disambiguator. Disambiguators are an inherrently clunky compromise to the issue of commonly used or identicle names. We should work to get rid of them as often as possible, not keep them around. When no other article on the disambiguation page even has a title in the form "South Shore Line (something)", we can safely get rid of the disambiguator. Any chance that the article on the Indiana-Chicago commuter line is not what a reader using the search box is looking for is covered by linking to the disambig page by a hatnote. They don't need to know ahead of time which usage of the term is covered in the article; they can that learn from reading the introduction.oknazevad (talk) 20:38, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
      this specific name would still exist, it would just redirect, so there should be no loss of definition. billinghurst sDrewth 05:17, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Support  Clear case of primary topic.  Skinsmoke (talk) 03:27, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Because I pretty much agree with DanTD's reasoning --Strannik (talk) 16:17, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment  I accept the point made by DanTD that not too many people are going to know which "South Shore Line" the article refers to if it's renamed, but would equally argue that, outside the immediate residents and a few rail buffs, not too many people are going to know what NICTD, LIRR or MBTA mean either.  If we are not accepting that the Indiana version is the prime topic, it might be better to rename this page South Shore Line, Indiana and have redirects for South Shore Line, Massachusetts to Red Line (MBTA); for South Shore Line, Staten Island to Staten Island Railway; and for South Shore Line, Long Island to Long Island Rail Road.  Alternatively, we could move this article to South Shore Line, as it's the only one formally with that name, and link to the others with hatnotes.  Skinsmoke (talk) 09:36, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
  • It may be the dominant meaning to readers in the Illinois area of the USA, but across the world are many railways that run along south shores. Leave the plain name as the disambig page. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 09:25, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
    • But how many of them are called "South Shore Line" as a formal name, not just as a generic descriptor? If they aren't, then there is no actual naming conflict to consider. (The line's primarily in Indiana, btw.)oknazevad (talk) 19:26, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
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ridership[edit]

It appears that in 2009–2010 the ridership on the South Shore Line was approximately 300,000 passengers/month[1][2][3] or 3.6 million passengers per year. 

  1. ^ Parsons, John (May 29, 2009), NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING (pdf), Chesterton, Indiana, p. 7, retrieved 2010-07-25, The year to date, NICTD has carried over 1.5 million passengers. 
  2. ^ Parsons, John (January 29, 2010), NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING (pdf), Chesterton, Indiana, p. 4, retrieved 2010-07-25, This month NICTD carried 272,060 passengers. In January 2009 NICTD carried 293,724. 
  3. ^ Parsons, John (March 26, 2010), NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING (pdf), Chesterton, Indiana, p. 10, retrieved 2010-07-25, This month NICTD carried 310,203 passengers. In March 2009 NICTD carried 318,161. 

67.86.74.107 (talk) 03:19, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

One web source has "3.9 million passengers (down 7.1%). (NICTD)" for 2009. [1] The source is noted as NICTD. 71.115.6.75 (talk) 07:30, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

References

Metra South Shore Line?[edit]

I'm thinking on placing Metra into the "System" section in the infobox. Are Metra and the SSL in the same system? Cause there is a Metra template in the article. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOPFan300 22:00, 22 October 2011 (UTC)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fairlyoddparents1234 (talkcontribs)

No, the South Shore Line is not owned by Metra, so the inclusion would be incorrect (and has been reverted). The South Shore does use the Millennium Station terminal, which is part of Metra's Electric District, but it's via a trackage rights agreement, not because it's the same system. 
Also, as an FYI, new comments/questions go on the bottom of the page. And it looks like your signature got a bit messed up. oknazevad (talk) 16:11, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Requested move (2012)[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not moved Mike Cline (talk) 10:26, 18 April 2012 (UTC)



South Shore Line (NICTD)South Shore Line – This is a repeat of the move request from 2010. That request was closed as no consensus on the weight of DanTD's objection that this move would rob the South Shore Line of its distinctiveness, and that the Red Line in Boston is also called the South Shore Line. I believe that this was a misreading of WP:PRIMARYTOPIC, which provides a two-prong test for a primary topic:

  • A topic is primary for a term, with respect to usage, if it is highly likely—much more likely than any other topic, and more likely than all the other topics combined—to be the topic sought when a reader searches for that term.
  • A topic is primary for a term, with respect to long-term significance, if it has substantially greater enduring notability and educational value than any other topic associated with that term.

This article clearly satisfies these criteria. Furthermore, of all the articles listed at the disambiguation page, it is the only topic which is known primarily by this name. While the Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad is also colloquially known as the South Shore Line, it is located at is proper name. Similarly, while there is anecdotal evidence that the MBTA Red Line is referred to as the South Shore Line, no one has proved this to be common usage, and it certainly isn't more common than Red Line. There are no doubt many other railroad routes throughout the world referred to as the "South Shore Line," as Anthony Appleyard noted in the last debate. If so, we don't have articles about them, or we do but in no case is this usage so prevalent that someone saw fit to add it to disambiguation page. Even if they had, none of these other railroads/routes/services have this exact name. This is the only topic on Wikipedia with the proper name South Shore Line. It is by far the most common usage of the term. Our article name should reflect that. Mackensen (talk) 23:54, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose The freight line and the passenger line are both intended by references to the South Shore Line, official names notwithstanding. They run on the same tracks. --Bejnar (talk) 02:32, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- clear ambiguity should be dealt with via a disambiguation page. Dicklyon (talk) 02:51, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose unless there are counts for usage to support the proposal. Being known primarily by this name is not a criterion for being the primary topic for this title. One determines which title the article should have, the other determines which article the title should lead to. -- JHunterJ (talk) 18:16, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Support. The freight operator can easily be dealt with with a disambiguation hatnote, and is quite secondary to the passenger operation on these same tracks, while the use of "South Shore Line" for the MBTA Red Line is so obscure that it doesn't even warrant a mention in the lead of that article. This is clearly the primary usage of "South Shore Line" without any qualifier. Subsequently the article title should contain no qualifier, either. oknazevad (talk) 04:08, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose—per Dicklyon. Tony (talk) 10:25, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
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Location of Dune Park[edit]

Changes were made to the page placing Dune Park in Porter instead of Portage. In the comments for the change it was noted that NICTD refers to the location of Dune Park as Chesterton. This location was dismissed without reference.

NICTD's General Offices are located at the Dune Park station and an address for that station are provided on the NICTD website.[1] That address can be verified via the US Post Office website as: N IN COMMUTER TRANSP 33 E US HIGHWAY 12 CHESTERTON IN 46304-3521

I believe the references provided here should clear up the issue. Dune Park is located in Chesterton. 50.102.174.30 (talk) 00:51, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ http://www.nictd.com/stations.html. Retrieved 7 October 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Requested move (2013)[edit]

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The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 23:33, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

– This is a repeat of the move request from 2010 and 2012. The 2010 was closed as no consensus on the weight of DanTD's objection that this move would rob the South Shore Line of its distinctiveness, and that the Red Line in Boston is also called the South Shore Line. The 2012 request was closed as no consensus on the basis that there could be confusion between this service and the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad and that the primacy of the commuter service was uncertain. I believe that these objections can now be met. First, WP:PRIMARYTOPIC provides a two-prong test for a primary topic:

  • A topic is primary for a term, with respect to usage, if it is highly likely—much more likely than any other topic, and more likely than all the other topics combined—to be the topic sought when a reader searches for that term.
  • A topic is primary for a term, with respect to long-term significance, if it has substantially greater enduring notability and educational value than any other topic associated with that term.

This article clearly satisfies these criteria. Furthermore, of all the articles listed at the disambiguation page, it is the only topic which is known primarily by this name. While the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad is also colloquially known as the South Shore Line, it is located at is proper name. Similarly, while there is anecdotal evidence that the MBTA Red Line is referred to as the South Shore Line, no one has proved this to be common usage, and it certainly isn't more common than Red Line. There are no doubt many other railroad routes throughout the world referred to as the "South Shore Line," as Anthony Appleyard noted in the 2010 debate. If so, we don't have articles about them, or we do but in no case is this usage so prevalent that someone saw fit to add it to disambiguation page. Even if they had, none of these other railroads/routes/services have this exact name. This is the only topic on Wikipedia with the proper name South Shore Line. It is by far the most common usage of the term.

Second, in August 2013 this article was viewed 3,476 times. By comparison, Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad was viewed 595 times. The disambiguation page, South Shore Line, was viewed a paltry 139 times. If you search for "South Shore Line" in Google, the top ten hits are all for commuter service.

When our readers think South Shore Line, they overwhelming think of, and are directed to, this article. Our article title should reflect that. Mackensen (talk) 01:02, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Support as I always have. It's the clear primary topic, based on page views, and the current title is an unnecessary disambgutor. oknazevad (talk) 02:26, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom & comments above. Primary topic. Deor (talk) 17:13, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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S-rail for "old" South Shore[edit]

Can someone create an s-rail set for an "old" version of the South Shore? Earlier today I added this article on the downtown South Bend station and proceeded to create an s-rail services box for both this station and for 53rd Street which both saw the loss of South Shore service before NICTD and, by extension, the airport terminal and the name "Millennium Station." I got as far as adding "South Shore Line|CSS&SB" to Template:S-rail/lines before realizing I didn't know what the next steps were. Nothing would need to be different for this set than the standard "NICTD" set except for pointing to the downtown South Bend terminal and using the name "Randolph Street." Aside from these two stations, this would come in handy for a number of other potential pre-1970 stations. Lost on  Belmont 3200N1000W  (talk) 19:15, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Lydick[edit]

There was never a passenger station here, but there was an electrical substation. KirksKeyKard (talk) 16:15, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure where your comment comes from, but there was a station at Lydick. The platform was at Quince Road. The station opened prior to 1909 and closed between 1960 and the 1980s (prior to NICTD). Lost on  Belmont 3200N1000W  (talk) 01:28, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
I stand corrected. Please can you provide a source for this information. This station (now abandoned) can then be added to the list, and the edit reverted by Mackensen can stand. Thank you. - KirksKeyKard (talk) 10:40, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

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South Shore overcrowding in the 90s[edit]

In the early 90s when the South Shore was awaiting new cars, bilevels and F40PHs were borrowed from RTA to be landed to the South Shore due to overcrowding. I think this should at least have a little blurb in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nstrainmaster (talkcontribs) 14:35, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

EAST CHICAGO TICKET OFFICE TO CLOSE ON MARCH 3, 2017[edit]

There is no longer a ticketing agent at NICTD's East Chicago Station. See article:

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