Union Station (South Bend, Indiana)
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Exterior of Union Station
|Location||326 West South Street
South Bend, Indiana
|Structure type||Art Deco architecture|
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. 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.
- South Bend Union Station (Great Railroad Stations -- TrainWeb)
- Historic South Bend Railroads and Stations (South Bend's Historical Heritage)
- Union Station Technology Center (Global Access Point website)
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