Diverging tracks with white ballast and orange backhoe in the distance.

Diverging tracks with white ballast and orange backhoe in the distance.

The track on the left or south was the former South Shore lead to its original downtown South Bend station and coach yard as well as multiple freight customers. The track on the right was used to service Bendix. In later years the South Shore successor freight operator used it to store coal hoppers. When passenger service was cut back to a new building shared with Amtrak in 1971 on the outskirts of west South Bend the track on the left became the track to reach the new station at Meade and Washington. After NICTD relocated to the South Bend airport terminal in the 1990s Amtrak continues to use this station.