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16 Nov 2022

November 2022 Holiday Service



This weekend kicks off the holiday season along the South Shore Line! Experience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events like the spectacular Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade (Nov. 19), the annual Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 18) and the traditional German Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza (open Nov. 18-Dec. 24).

To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we have made our November train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see details below for more information.

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14 Nov 2022

Board Meeting Notice - November 28, 2022



Executive Session – 10:00 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Pursuant to Resolution 21-10, members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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07 Nov 2022

Call-ahead bus service Beverly Shores, 11th St. Nov. 15, 2022



In order to accommodate ongoing, temporary busing in relation to the Double Track NWI project, the South Shore Line announces that call-ahead bus service will be implemented at Beverly Shores Station and 11th St. Michigan City Station (bus stop temporarily relocated to 920 Franklin St.). Train service between Gary Metro and Millennium and between Carroll Ave. and South Bend Airport will operate as normal. Busing is ongoing to/from the following stations: Carroll Ave., Dune Park, Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller.

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31 Oct 2022

Bikes on Trains Season Ends



As a reminder, the South Shore Line’s Bikes on Trains program terminates for the season at the end of the day today, Oct. 31, 2022. We look forward to resuming the Bikes on Trains program beginning April 1, 2023.

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25 Oct 2022

Bikes on Trains Oct. 31, 2022



Passengers are advised that the South Shore Line’s Bikes on Trains program terminates for the season at the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. We look forward to resuming the Bikes on Trains program beginning April 1, 2023.

The SSL thanks all passengers for a successful bike season.

 

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08 Oct 2022

November Monthly Tickets



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" promotion, applicable for November monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of November 2022 will remain valid throughout December 2022. 

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29 Sep 2022

Chicago Marathon Oct. 6-9, 2022



Calling all Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners and observers: The South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events.

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12 Sep 2022

SSL to promote education and spread awareness during Rail Safety Week



In partnership with Indiana Operation Lifesaver, the SSL will once again be participating in National Rail Safety Week, Sept. 19-23, 2022, in which our teams will continue to spread awareness of rail safety to the surrounding communities in which we operate. On Sept. 19 and 22, 2022, SSL representatives will be present at Millennium Station and September 21, 2022, at East Chicago throughout the morning commute, distributing educational materials about train and grade-crossing safety, answering any questions, and listening to commuters' safety concerns. The blitzes are part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around our trains and tracks.

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07 Sep 2022

South Shore Line announces Bears 2022 home game service



To accommodate passengers attending Chicago Bears regular season home football games, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th Street Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. on these days should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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29 Aug 2022

Service Advisory: Rammstein 18th Street Station Stops Sept. 3, 2022



To accommodate passengers attending the Rammstein concert taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th St. Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. for this event should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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29 Aug 2022

Labor Day Service September 5, 2022



The South Shore Line will operate a weekend/holiday train schedule in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

 Due to ongoing holiday events, the following alcohol restrictions will be in place: 

·        Friday, Sept. 2: Alcohol is prohibited on all trains after 7 p.m.

·        Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Sept. 3-5: Alcohol is prohibited on all trains. Glass bottles are prohibited at all times.  

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02 Aug 2022

September Monthly Tickets



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for September monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of September 2022 will remain valid throughout October 2022.  

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25 Jul 2022

Lollapalooza July 28-31, 2022



The following South Shore Line service updates will be in effect to accommodate passengers attending Lollapalooza, taking place Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Grant Park.  

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19 Jul 2022

The Weeknd 18th Street Station Stops July 24, 2022



To accommodate passengers attending The Weeknd concert taking place at 6:30 p.m. July 24, 2022, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th St. Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. for this event should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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18 Jul 2022

Board Meeting Notice - August 1, 2022



Executive Session – 10:00 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Pursuant to Resolution 21-10, members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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07 Jul 2022

NICTD Double Track Northwest Indiana Project Temporary Trail Closure: Calumet Trail in the Dune Park Station Area (Chesterton)



CHESTERTON, Indiana – The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, will temporarily close the Calumet Trail in both directions in the immediate vicinity of Dune Park Station in Chesterton beginning on July 25, 2022 for a duration of 28 days. The expected reopening date is Monday, August 22, 2022.

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30 Jun 2022

South Shore Line celebrates teachers with free rides



To thank local educators for their hard work, SSL is inviting teachers to ride the SSL for free July 18 24, on all off-peak weekday and all weekend trains (off-peak weekday trains arrive at Millennium Station after 9:30 am CST and depart Millennium Station before 3:30 pm and after 6:30 pm CST). To ride, educators will need to present a valid school ID.

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23 Jun 2022

Kenny Chesney 18th Street Station Stops June 25, 2022



To accommodate passengers attending the Kenny Chesney concert taking place at 5 p.m. June 25, 2022, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th St. Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. for this event should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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23 Jun 2022

Chicago Pride Parade June 26, 2022



In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in ridership for the Chicago Pride Parade, the South Shore Line will offer additional capacity and extra passenger trains on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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07 Jun 2022

July monthly tickets



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for July monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of July 2022 will remain valid throughout August 2022.

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25 May 2022

Memorial Day 2022



In observance of Memorial Day, the South Shore Line will operate a weekend/holiday train schedule on Monday, May 30, 2022.

South Shore ticket offices will also observe holiday hours on May 30, with the Millennium Station ticket office open from 9:35 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other ticket offices will be closed. The South Bend Airport ticket office will also be closed Friday, May 27; Saturday, May 28; and Sunday, May 29. 

NICTD administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed Monday, May 30.

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25 May 2022

Notice of Public Hearings on Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Consideration of Establishing Transit Development Districts



Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (“RDA”) will hold two public hearings both of which commencing at 10:00 am (local time) on June 9, 2022 and July 14, 2022, at the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307.  Both hearings will convene pursuant to IC 36-7.5-4.5-17 so as to provide information and seek comments related to the proposed establishment of seven Transit Development Districts identified as follows:

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16 May 2022

Temporary busing between Carroll Ave. & Gary/Chicago Airport stations May 17-19, 2022



In order to accommodate a scheduled rail delivery in relation to the Double Track NWI project, the South Shore Line will bus midday passengers to stations between Carroll Ave. and Gary/Chicago Airport (Clark Rd.), effective Tuesday, May 17 through Thursday, May 19. The Gary busing is in addition to ongoing busing between Carroll Ave. and Dune Park stations.

  • Weekday WB Trains 14, 116, 18, 118, 20

  • Weekday EB Trains 7, 107, 9, 109, 11, 111

    Buses will arrive and depart with passengers to match our published train schedule between Carroll Ave. and Gary/Chicago Airport. Westbound passengers should be prepared to board buses in front of Carroll Ave. Station and re-board WB South Shore trains at Gary. Eastbound passengers will detrain at Gary to board buses, and board their scheduled EB trains again at Carroll Ave.

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16 May 2022

Meeting Notice - Monday, May 23, 2022



Executive Session – 10:00 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Pursuant to Resolution 21-10, members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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19 Apr 2022

Mask Update - April 18, 2022



Pursuant to recently received guidance from the Transportation Security Administration, the South Shore Line will no longer require masks for passengers onboard trains or in stations, effective immediately. If a passenger chooses to wear a mask and requires assistance, train crews will continue to provide masks free of charge.  

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14 Apr 2022

Mask Requirement - Updated April 2022



South Shore Line passengers are advised that the Transportation Security Administration mask order is extended until May 3, 2022. The order mandates the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees, regardless of vaccination status.

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06 Apr 2022

May Monthly Tickets



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for May monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of May 2022 will remain valid throughout June 2022.

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01 Apr 2022

April monthly ticket update



The South Shore Line is aware of mobile app users experiencing issues with their March/April "Buy One Get One" digital monthly ticket. Anyone experiencing these issues should contact App Support; this can be done via the app by selecting "More" in the menu options, and "App Support" from the HELP section. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

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18 Mar 2022

MEETING NOTICE - Monday, March 28, 2022



Executive Session – 10:00 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Pursuant to Resolution 21-10, members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically. 

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10 Feb 2022

March Monthly Ticket Update



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for March monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of March 2022 will remain valid throughout April 2022.

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31 Jan 2022

Mobile App February Monthly Tickets



ATTENTION MOBILE APP MONTHLY TICKET HOLDERS: As a reminder, passengers who purchased a January monthly ticket will receive a free February monthly credited to their app accounts prior to tomorrow, Feb. 1.

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19 Jan 2022

Meeting Notice - Monday January 31, 2022



Executive Session – 9:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically. The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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14 Dec 2021

SSL Holiday Service Information



Experience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure SSL provides the best experience possible to riders this holiday season, the holiday train and ticket office schedule is available in advance. Please see the schedule below for more information:

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09 Dec 2021

January Monthly Ticket Update



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for January monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of January 2022 will remain valid throughout February 2022.
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30 Nov 2021

ATTENTION MOBILE APP MONTHLY TICKET HOLDERS



As a reminder, passengers who purchased a November monthly ticket will receive a free December monthly credited to their app accounts prior to tomorrow, Dec. 1. In order to avoid any technical issues in utilizing the December ticket, passengers are advised to please move your December monthly app ticket to Device Storage prior to your first activation.
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17 Nov 2021

November Holiday Service



Experience the magic of the season when you take the South Shore Line to downtown Chicago! The season’s best events are returning in 2021, including the spectacular Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (Nov. 19-20), the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov. 25), and the traditional German Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza (open Nov. 19-Dec. 24).

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11 Nov 2021

MEETING NOTICE - Monday, November 22, 2021



 

Executive Session – 9:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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04 Nov 2021

Notre Dame football 11/6/21 train-shuttle service



To accommodate passengers attending the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game at 3:30p ET on Nov. 6, South Bend Transpo will offer FREE shuttle bus service between the South Bend International Airport and Notre Dame Stadium for select South Shore Line trains.

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29 Oct 2021

Bears vs. 49ers - Sunday, October 31



To accommodate passengers attending the Chicago Bears vs. 49ers home game at noon on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. 

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28 Oct 2021

Bikes On Trains Ending for Season - October 31, 2021



Passengers are advised that the South Shore Line’s Bikes on Trains program terminates for the season at the end of the day on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. We look forward to resuming the Bikes on Trains program beginning April 1, 2022. The SSL thanks all passengers for a successful bike season.

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27 Oct 2021

Weekday Eastbound Free Ride Promotion Extension - Through Dec.31, 2021



With the continued increase in travelers and commuters returning to activities and work in Chicago, the South Shore Line announces an extension of its current Weekday Eastbound Free Ride promotion. With this extension, weekday (Monday through Friday) eastbound trips will continue to be free throughout the months of November and December 2021.

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11 Oct 2021

November Monthly Ticket Update



The South Shore Line announces that it will again offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion, applicable for November monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of November 2021 will remain valid throughout December.

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29 Sep 2021

Chicago Marathon Oct. 8-10, 2021



Calling all Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners and observers: The South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events.

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23 Sep 2021

9/25/21 Soldier Field/Notre Dame service



To accommodate passengers attending the Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin football game at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 25, 2021, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th Street Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. for this game should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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15 Sep 2021

Bears 18th St service 9/19/21



To accommodate passengers attending the Chicago Bears vs. Bengals home game at noon on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. 

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10 Sep 2021

MEETING NOTICE - Monday, September 27, 2021



Executive Session – 9:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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09 Sep 2021

Service Update - Notre Dame at Soldier Field September 25, 2021



To accommodate passengers attending the Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin football game at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 25, 2021, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th Street Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. for this game should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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08 Sep 2021

Notre Dame football 9/11/21 train-shuttle service



To accommodate passengers attending the Notre Dame vs. Toledo football game at 2:30p ET on Sept. 11, South Bend Transpo will offer FREE shuttle bus service between the South Bend International Airport and Notre Dame Stadium for select South Shore Line trains.

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01 Sep 2021

South Shore Line announces 18th Street schedule for Bears 2021 home games



To accommodate passengers attending Chicago Bears regular season home football games, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th Street Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, SSL passengers utilizing 18th St. on these days should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street.

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31 Aug 2021

Labor Day 2021



The South Shore Line will operate a weekend/holiday train schedule in observance of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. 

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25 Aug 2021

South Shore Line announces Notre Dame game day service; Transpo to offer free shuttle bus for home games



To accommodate passengers attending University of Notre Dame 2021 home football games, the South Shore Line announces train service, with South Bend Transpo offering free shuttle bus service between the South Bend International Airport and Notre Dame Stadium. SSL service for the Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin game at Soldier Field on Sept. 25 will be announced in the coming weeks.

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24 Aug 2021

SERVICE ADVISORY: Mask Advisory August 2021



South Shore Line passengers are advised that the Transportation Security Administration mask order is extended until Jan. 18, 2022.  The order mandates the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees, regardless of vaccination status.

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20 Aug 2021

Weekday Eastbound Free Rides Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2021



To show appreciation for passengers continuing to utilize the South Shore Line throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and welcome those who are new or just returning, the SSL announces all weekday (Monday through Friday) eastbound trips will be free throughout the months of September and October 2021.

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20 Aug 2021

Monthly Ticket Update - September 2021



As South Shore Line commuters continue to return to in-office duties, the SSL announces its “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion will once again be extended for September monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of September 2021 will remain valid throughout October 2021.

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16 Aug 2021

South Shore Line adding stops at 18th St. Station for Bears 2021 preseason home games



To accommodate passengers attending Chicago Bears PRESEASON home football games, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway.

In addition to our regular service to nearby Museum Campus/11th St., the following trains will also serve 18th St. Station for preseason games:

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09 Aug 2021

Meeting Notice - Wednesday, August 11, 2021



Public Session – 1:00 P.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Members of the Board of Trustees will participate in the meeting electronically. The public is invited to listen to the meeting by dialing US: 1 312 626 6799, Webinar ID: 827 6449 1661, Password: 077073. Please click the here to join the webinar. Members of the public who require accessibility assistance are encouraged to contact NICTD in advance of the meeting at (219) 926-5744 extension 308.

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15 Jul 2021

Board Meeting Notice - July 26, 2021



Executive Session – 9:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically.

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01 Jul 2021

Mask requirement update - July 1, 2021



South Shore Line passengers are reminded that federal mask orders remain in effect mandating the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees. This order is in effect regardless of vaccination status. 

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25 Jun 2021

Board Meeting Notice - Tuesday, June 29, 2021



MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, June 29, 2021 

Executive Session – 12:00 P.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administrative Office of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Hwy. 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Members of the Board of Trustees and necessary staff may participate in the meeting electronically. 

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24 Jun 2021

Service Advisory - Independence Day



SERVICE ADVISORY

Independence Day (Observed) - July 5, 2021

The South Shore Line will operate a weekend/holiday train schedule on Monday, July 5, 2021, on the public observance of Independence Day.

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14 Jun 2021

July Monthly Ticket Update



The South Shore Line announces that it is offering a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion for July monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of July 2021 will remain valid throughout August. 

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10 Jun 2021

Update: Temporary Busing June 10-11, 2021



The South Shore Line announces a modification to this weeks temporary busing previously scheduled between Carroll Ave. and Gary/Chicago Airport stations. Effective Thursday and Friday, June 10-11, 2021, passengers will instead be bused between Carroll Ave. and Dune Park stations. Train service west of Dune Park Station will operate as regularly scheduled.

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