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Dune Park station

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Owned by  NICTD
Connections  V-Line
Opened  1985
Connection  V-Line
Tracks  1
Bicycle facilities  Yes; bike rack
Owner  South Shore Line
Platforms in use  1
Dune Park station
Location  33 East U.S. Highway 12 Chesterton, Indiana
Parking  Yes; free for passengers
Address  Westchester Township, IN 46304, United States
Similar  Portage/Ogden Dunes station, Hegewisch station, Millennium Station, 11th Street station, Adam Benjamin Metro Ce

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Dune Park is a station in unincorporated Porter County, Indiana located north of the municipalities of Chesterton and Porter. It is used by South Shore Line trains, and serves as the headquarters of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the umbrella agency that operates the South Shore Line. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Indiana State Road 49.

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Usage

Dune Park is a comparatively new station, built in 1985 to serve as a regional commuter station and as NICTD's corporate headquarters. The station was designed to replace the South Shore's former nearby station at Tremont, Indiana, a location that was becoming depopulated with the expansion of the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Dune Park station was built with substantial parking space to consolidate local commuter service, and in 1994 the South Shore Line ceased to offer its traditional flag stop service to Dune Acres and Kemil Road, several miles west and east of Dune Park respectively. Users of these low-volume stops were instructed to instead use the consolidated Dune Park station.

"Dune Park" is so called because it the station is physically surrounded by land owned by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Major units of the National Lakeshore are accessible from the station on U.S. 12 and the Calumet Trail. The station is also adjacent to the Indiana Dunes State Park, which is accessible to the north via Indiana 49.

Dune Park was also the name of a former section of the Indiana Dunes, between Ogden Dunes, Indiana and Dune Acres, that was physically leveled in the 1960s to create the Port of Indiana steelmaking and industrial complex.

Bus connections

V-Line

  • Orange Line (Friday-Sunday only)
  • References

    Dune Park station Wikipedia


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