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News photo: South Shore station falls in Michigan City

By | February 1, 2022

Structure dating to 1927 demolished as part of double-track project

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Commuter train running down middle of the street past fenced-off lot
Commuter train running down middle of the street past fenced-off lot
A South Shore Line commuter train passes the fenced-off site of the former 11th Street Station in downtown Michigan City, Ind., on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. (Bruce Stahl).

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The landmark but long-closed South Shore Line station on 11th Street in downtown Michigan City has been torn down, a casualty of the ongoing project to double-track the line between Gary, Ind., and Michigan City. That project will also see the end of the current street running in Michigan City.

The station building, dating to 1927, had been closed since 1987, with passengers using a bus-type shelter at the location. Use of that station ended in May 2021 in preparation for the double-track project. A new two-track station with high-level platforms will eventually open at the site; plans call for it to reuse the terra cotta façade from the original building.

Rendering of passenger station at night
A rendering of the new 11th Street Station in Michigan City shows the white terra cotta facade to be repurposed from the original station. (Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District)

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