South Shore passengers await rides from private companies Uber and Lyft after South Shore trains leave them stranded in Hegewisch
August 28, 2018-South Shore operator NICTD announced that all trains were stopped at rush hour today after a train and vehicle collision at Ogden Dunes:
“All train service is currently stopped west of Ogden Dunes due to a train/vehicle collision. Estimated time of delay for all trains is at least 30-60 minutes.”
Despite the accident being at Ogden Dunes, several trains were stopped west of the East Chicago station. A Gazette reader provided the photo above showing a line of private enterprise Uber and Lyft drivers picking up stranded passengers from the South Shore Hegewisch station.
NICTD announced that all trains are now on the move, approximately 90 minutes late.