View AB-290 (Sub-No. 349X) in a larger map
The national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has notified the BMC and other local advocacy and governmental organizations that an unused section of railway will probably be declared abandoned. The 1.5 miles of track is entirely within the city limits on South Bend’s southwest side, and will allow the property to be developed as a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, and other appropriate users.
In the RTC notification, they said “On or about October 17, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 1.5 miles of interconnected track within South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana. We are providing you with this information so you may take advantage of the opportunity to develop a real regional asset”.
The RTC also provided the map which is at the top of this post.