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South Shore suspends service east of Hammond

Updated: December 19, 2012 12:18PM



Damage to an overhead wire caused by an eastbound South Shore Line train suspended service east of Hammond on Wednesday night. Trains were still operating between Chicago and Hammond. An eastbound train snagged a wire near Cline Avenue in East Chicago around 4:30 p.m.

“It cut the power so we lost power east of Hammond until the power is restored,” NICTD spokesman John Parsons said. “We’re not sure when the power will come back online.”

The loss of power canceled service for eastbound Trains 209, 215 and 117, as well as westbound Trains 218 and 20. No alternative routes were available.

Crews were still on the scene about 6:30 p.m. working on a temporary repair to restore service, but Parsons could not provide an estimated time that repairs would be complete.



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