Union Station (South Bend, Indiana)

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South Bend Union Station
South-bend-union-station.jpg
Exterior of Union Station
Location326 West South Street
South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates41°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
Platforms3
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeArt Deco architecture
History
Opened1929
Closed1971
Former services
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
Closed 1959
toward Chicago
Main Line
1929-1971
Closed 1971
toward New York
Closed c. 1918-1923
toward Chicago
Closed 1959
toward New York
toward Zearing
Kankakee Belt RouteTerminus
toward St. Joseph
St. JosephSouth Bend
Benton HarborSouth Bend
Grand Trunk Western Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Port Huron

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

History[edit]

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 the South Shore Line 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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References[edit]

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

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