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Gary Metro platform on South Shore has limited access; elevator, escalator under repair

Updated: January 6, 2014 12:57PM

GARY — The Gary Metro Center platform elevator and escalator are out of service for South Shore riders, limiting access for passengers with disabilities.

NICTD spokesman John Parsons said both the elevator and escalator that provide direct street access to the station will receive basic repairs and a complete inspection to determine if any additional repairs are needed.

“We wanted to make sure people who have mobility issues know that the platform is not accessible to passengers with disabilities right now,” Parsons said.

The elevator inside Gary Metro Center is operational, but does not provide access to the commuter train platform.

It is not known how soon the work can be completed.

Nearby stations with access for disabled passengers include East Chicago or Portage/Ogden Dunes.

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