Express trains service planned between South Bend, Chicago

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CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The South Shore commuter rail service plans to begin offering an express train from South Bend to Chicago in March that will take less than two hours to arrive.

The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/1JYbbzg) the train will depart from South Bend at 6 a.m. Eastern time and arrive at Millennium Station in Chicago 1 hour and 55 minutes later. It currently takes South Shore trains 2 hours and 36 minutes to make the trip. A return express train in the afternoon will take slightly longer.

The express train will make only two stops in Indiana, at the Dune Park stop in Chesterton and East Chicago. Travel time from Dune Park will be cut to less than an hour, compared to the 1 hour and 19 minutes it takes now.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com