Amtrak Adds Weekend Stops in Michigan City, Ind.

CHICAGO — Amtrak has added special stops in Michigan City, Ind., on three Wolverine Service trains during selected Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, through November 8.

This is in response to the construction-related shut down of South Shore Line commuter rail service east of Gary, Ind., on those dates.

This amounts to a temporary doubling of the number of Amtrak frequencies stopping in Michigan City, from three trains to six, and will preserve a rail travel option for Michigan City-area passengers on those weekends.

The attached Amtrak Passenger Service Notice has complete Michigan City schedules during the period, west to Chicago and east to Detroit and Pontiac, Mich. The adult Amtrak fare from Michigan City to Chicago ranges from $9 to $22 and from Michigan City to Pontiac ranges from $30 to $71. Up to two children (age 2-15) per adult can travel for half-fare and other discounts are available. See the “Deals” tab on Amtrak.com for more information.

Amtrak will add capacity to the Wolverine Service trains for these dates, as these trains are already very popular. More than 300,000 passengers have taken Wolverine Service trains since last October, an increase of more than three percent versus the same period the previous year.