Union Station (South Bend, Indiana)

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South Bend Union Station
Exterior of Union Station
Location 326 West South Street
South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates 41°40′9.59″N 86°15′17.10″W / 41.6693306°N 86.2547500°W / 41.6693306; -86.2547500Coordinates: 41°40′9.59″N 86°15′17.10″W / 41.6693306°N 86.2547500°W / 41.6693306; -86.2547500
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Structure type Art Deco architecture
Opened 1929
Closed 1971
  Former services  
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
toward Chicago
20th Century Limited
toward Zearing
Kankakee Belt Route Terminus
St. JosephSouth Bend
Benton HarborSouth Bend

Union Station is a former train station in South Bend, Indiana in the United States.


A New York Central train approaches South Bend Union Station

Opened in 1929 and situated across the tracks from the Studebaker auto plant, the building served the New York Central Railroad and Grand Trunk Western Railroad. It was designed by the architectural firm Fellheimer & Wagner.[1] NYC's Detroit-Chicago "Great Steel Fleet" and GTW's Chicago-Canada trains used this station. When the New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 to make the Penn Central Transportation Company, it used the station as well. 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 constructed by the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad a year earlier in 1970.

The Union Station 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.

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  1. ^ Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 314–315. ISBN 9780471143895. 

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