Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad (NICTD)



Randolph St. to Kensington (Metra) - Kensington to Gary - Gary to Michigan City - Michigan City to South Bend
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Randolph Street to Kensington

Randolph Street - Deep in the heart of Chicago, between Michigan Ave and Lakeshore Drive, lies the West end of the South Shore Line. There are three high level platforms serving six tracks at this station, which is just East of the Metra Electric terminus at Randolph St. This station is now underground under a portion of Millenium Park.
Van Buren Street - The Metra Electric platform at Van Buren Street, shared with the South Shore Line. There are two platforms serving three tracks at this station. The furthest platform, built into the side wall, is for outbound trains leaving downtown - the other platform is primarily used for arrivals from inbound trains.
Museum Campus / 11th St - Twin central platforms, separated by a yard entrance. One platform for inbound, one for outbound trains. This station serves Chicago's Museum Campus.
Roosevelt Road Yard (Metra) - This is the daytime yard for rush hour trains for METRA. South Shore Lines trains do not use this yard but do pass it about two miles South of Randolph Street. METRA trains use this yard to park during the day.
23rd Street - McCormick Place - One central platform for 'local' trains. This station is under McCormick Place. South Shore trains stop here only on weekends and for special events.

METRA Electric Train 804 - South Shore Line trains share the road with METRA bi-levels.

57th Street

63rd Street
57th Street and 63rd Street - Both stations feature twin central platforms, one platform for inbound, one for outbound trains. The center two tracks are generally used for local trains and the South Chicago Branch of the METRA Electric Line.

57th Street is the recommended transfer point between NICTD and Metra trains (separate fare required).

The METRA Electric District generally runs express trains on the outside tracks, and local trains on the inner tracks, with the western pair being outbound and the eastern pair being inbound. Between 67th Street and Kensington all tracks are signalled for CTC and METRA runs express trains on both express tracks.


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