South Shore to Realign Track in East Chicago

The South Shore Line has launched a project to realign the tracks at its East Chicago, Indiana, station in a bid to shave nearly two minutes off the running time between Chicago and Michigan City, Indiana.

The $2 million project also involved upgrading signals and computerized train control.

Most of the funding is coming from federal funds with other money coming from the South Shore’s annual capital improvement budget.

Officials said that during the work midday trains could be delayed for 10 to 15 minutes.

Trains are at present restricted to a top speed of 15 miles per hour at the East Chicago station.

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