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Thousands pack South Shore Line to get to Notre Dame game

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Fans weren't missing out on the Notre Dame game against Miami in Chicago.  Thousands of Notre Dame Fans who made the trip to Chicago got there by taking the South Shore line. 

And those who chose the train got to the game the same way the Football players themselves used to do it.  Decades ago Knute Rockne and his players took trains to  their games.  But fans admit they're reasoning for taking the train isn't to copy the players of back then.  Lindsay Nowak said, "the student bus was sold out."

And Saturday the number of people in Notre Dame gear riding the train was a lot more than the few dozen players who used to take the train.  "We're probably looking at anywhere between two and three thousand people," said John Parsons with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.  Parson said they've been preparing by adding extra trains and extra officers for crowd control.

Nowak said she expected a lot of people but not thousands.  "I was expecting a crowd but this is kind of crazy.  And we just managed to get one of the last parking spaces in the 18 hour parking lot so we definitely realized it was pretty crazy here."

To get all those fans back to South Bend tonight the South Shore line added an extra train. The last regularly scheduled train will get back to South Bend at 2:46 a.m. Sunday.
    
 

 

 

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