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The Northern Indiana Transportation District (NICTD) says because of the Torrence Ave. bridge project eastbound Train 203 will temporarily depart all stations 15 minutes earlier beginning today (November 2nd). John Parsons of NICTD says this change should enable all westbound rush hour trains to run with minimal delay through the Torrence Ave. construction project. In addition, eastbound Train 205 will make all stops between Hegewisch and Gary, according to Parsons.
Mid-day and evening trains may still encounter delays of 10-20 minutes traveling eastward from Kensington and westward from hammond. NICTD says that they are restricting trains to one track as they shift the South Shore to a new alignment over Torrence Ave. west of Hegewisch. Double track operation should return by mid-November, according to NICTD.
The commuter line is also asking passengers to arrive at their departing stations on time in the event delays are shorter than expected. NICTD apologizes for any inconvenience and is working to complete this project as quickly as possible.
For service updates check their website at: www.nictd.com/news.html
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