Rail freight service is very important to providing economical transportation service to business and industry for the movement of raw materials and manufactured products. Freight service is provided by the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Freight Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad. In addition, CSX Transportation has a main line that passes through the city. The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad provides switching and line haul service between South Bend and Chicago, and provides interline connections with all railroads in Chicago providing service to all national rail markets.
Chicago South Shore & South Bend Freight Railroad
Commuter rail service is provided by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). NICTD operates 40 commuter trains daily between South Bend, Michigan City and the downtown Chicago Loop providing frequent and reliable service.
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)
Passenger rail service is also provided by Amtrak, with daily service to Chicago and Detroit and numerous destinations nationwide.