Water Line Break Floods Gary Metro Center
November 24, 2014 — Late Saturday night, a pipe burst at the Gary Public Transportation Center at 4th Avenue and Adams in Gary’s downtown area. Flooding occurred on the first and second floors of the facility, and City officials indicated that it will take 3-5 days to suction the water out and access full damage.
In the meantime, GPTC bus transportation will still be provided, but commuters will not be able to access the lobby area. A special walking path has been created for South Shore customers to access trains; however, elevator and escalator services will not be available. The concession stand located on the first floor will also be closed during the time of the repair.
NICTD is recommending that handicapped South Shore commuters use the East Chicago station until the problem is resolved.
Greyhound customers will have limited access to the service counter but will be able to purchase tickets on site. “This was an unfortunate incident, and we are working swiftly to get the matter addressed,” said Cloteal LaBroi, Director of Public Works. “We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to customers as well City employees who are housed at this facility.”
Customers who have questions regarding transportation services should call (219) 885-7555 ext. 200.
Source: City of Gary, NICTD