South Shore Railroad

★★★★★
  • 4485 Progress Drive

    South Bend, IN 46628

    Map & Directions
  • 219-926-5744

About South Shore Railroad

Categories
  • Taxis & Shuttles

Transportation & Storage

Transportation & Storage
More choices in South Bend:
Resultset_next

Royal Excursion

12807 McKinley Hwy Ste 200 Mishawaka, IN

Resultset_next

A-B-C Cab & Courier SVC

1902 S Michigan St South Bend, IN

5.0 1
Hi! Sign in to let us know how South Shore Railroad was?
Write a Review
.

I had a job interview in Chicago's Loop, and the first question one of my colleagues asked me was, "Where are you going to park?" Like most metropolitan areas, parking is a zoo, and my prior trips to Chicago indicated that the Dan Ryan Expressway is continually "under construction." My solution - drive to South Bend, and take the South Shore Line into the city. I'm glad I did.

This short-line railroad runs from South Bend directly to Randolph and Michigan Streets in downtown Chicago. The final station conveniently hooks up to the "L" system and the Metra, there are numerous bus stops within a few feet, and the Amtrak station is within one mile. This location is also within wandering distance of shopping (Marshall Fields), several museums, and Millennium Park. It also happened to be directly across the street from my interview location.

I was able to obtain train schedules, station information and fare prices via the South Shore's internet site. Had I been more organized, I could have ordered my tickets on line and had them mailed to me. Still, this allowed me to plan my drive and budget for my trip. The South Shore's internet site has links to Amtrak and to the Chicago Transit Authority's sites, making trip planning to any location in Chicago a breeze.

My biggest fear was that the schedule was a work of fiction, an experience I've had with Amtrak. I was pleasantly surprised when my train arrived on the minute, and left according to schedule.

The train cars are clean and comfortable. The cars are also handicapped accessible, so wheelchair riders can take advantage. Most stations are well-lighted, and many have station agents on site even during evening and night hours. Many of the stations are located just off highways or interstates, making them convenient for travelers. There are stations serving all five Indiana counties ringing Lake Michigan.

Best of all, the ride is relaxing. It's a change for me to be able to arrive at my destination without a case o

PROS: Fares are cheaper than parking in Chicago's Loop;
CONS: If you plan on a massive shopping trip, toting packages may be a problem.

5
★★★★★

I had a job interview in Chicago's Loop, and the first question one of my colleagues asked me was, "Where are you going to park?" Like most metropolitan areas, parking is a zoo, and my prior trips to Chicago indicated that the Dan Ryan Expressway is continually "under construction." My solution - drive to South Bend, and take the South Shore Line into the city. I'm glad I did.

This short-line railroad runs from South Bend directly to Randolph and Michigan Streets in downtown Chicago. The final station conveniently hooks up to the "L" system and the Metra, there are numerous bus stops within a few feet, and the Amtrak station is within one mile. This location is also within wandering distance of shopping (Marshall Fields), several museums, and Millennium Park. It also happened to be directly across the street from my interview location.

I was able to obtain train schedules, station information and fare prices via the South Shore's internet site. Had I been more organized, I could have ordered my tickets on line and had them mailed to me. Still, this allowed me to plan my drive and budget for my trip. The South Shore's internet site has links to Amtrak and to the Chicago Transit Authority's sites, making trip planning to any location in Chicago a breeze.

My biggest fear was that the schedule was a work of fiction, an experience I've had with Amtrak. I was pleasantly surprised when my train arrived on the minute, and left according to schedule.

The train cars are clean and comfortable. The cars are also handicapped accessible, so wheelchair riders can take advantage. Most stations are well-lighted, and many have station agents on site even during evening and night hours. Many of the stations are located just off highways or interstates, making them convenient for travelers. There are stations serving all five Indiana counties ringing Lake Michigan.

Best of all, the ride is relaxing. It's a change for me to be able to arrive at my destination without a case o

PROS: Fares are cheaper than parking in Chicago's Loop;
CONS: If you plan on a massive shopping trip, toting packages may be a problem.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used South Shore Railroad, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review