Pence touts Indiana Gateway high-speed rail link

May 30, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence at a news conference announcing the start of the Indiana Gateway construction project at the Hammond-Whiting Amtrak station in Hammond.

Gov. Mike Pence, railroad and federal officials ceremoniously tapped the first rail spikes Thursday on the $71.4 million Indiana Gateway project that will help speed freight and passenger rail through Northwest Indiana…

The Indiana Gateway will cut delays at crossings by 70 hours annually and contribute to shaving one hour off the Chicago-to-Detroit Amtrak route, [Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator Karen] Hedlund said.

…The Indiana Gateway consists of eight rail construction and signal projects stretching from Porter Junction, in Porter, to the Illinois state line. The construction projects include the building of high-speed crossovers and a new passing siding at Porter Junction.

All work on the Indiana Gateway is expected to be complete in 2016…

Read the rest of the story in the Northwest Indiana Times, 29 May 2014.

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