Michigan City 11th St Stop
On the last street running section of the South Shore in downtown Michigan City, the railroad right-of-way runs down the middle of 11th St downtown, and 10th St on the west side of town. The white faced building is the old South Shore station, the parking area to the right is the location of the former South Shore bus garage. Note the traffic signal with yellow bulbs where the green lights usually are. These bulbs flash until a train approaches then the lights change to yellow and red to give a clear signal to cars not to drive through the platform area while a train is present.
NICTD would like to end street running in Michigan City, realigning the track to the first row of properties south of 11th St and moving the 11th St Stop to a new station one block to the west with a 800 car parking lot. Route selection is currently underway with seven routes currently under consideration along three basic paths - just south of the current 11th St, through southern Michigan City following the CSX line and north close to the lakefront.