South Shore Line



The St. Joseph County Redevelopment Commission approved a bond resolution on Tuesday to fund the county’s portion of the South Shore doubletracking project.

The redevelopment commission approved 21 million dollars in bonds that would be the county’s commitment to the doubletracking project. It’s also being funding by Lake, LaPorte and Porter Counties, the state and through federal grants.

Mayor Eyes Downtown For South Shore Stop

Aug 14, 2018
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave his recommendations regarding the rerouting of the South Shore Train Line at the city’s common council meeting last night.


He says he'd like to see the  South Shore Line downtown. It would run alongside, if not be combined with the Transpo Station on South Street.

South Shore Line To Increase Fares

Jun 29, 2018
Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

South Shore Line train ticket fares to Chicago will increase beginning Sunday.

The 5-percent increase was approved by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District in May and will fund a new automated safety system aimed at preventing crashes due to human error.

NICTD (Nick-Ted) says the implementation of the safety system is part of a federal mandate and the only way to fund it is through fare increases.

One-way tickets from South Bend to Chicago will increase to 14 dollars and 25 cents.


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District has added a train tracker to the South Shore Line.

The train tracker shows in real time where South Shore Line trains are en route between South Bend and Chicago.

Nicole Barker is with the South Shore Line. She said the goal is to make sure people have more information.