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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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27 May 2021

Service Advisory - June 1-4 & June 7-11, 2021



Temporary busing between Carroll Ave. & Gary Metro Center stations

June 1-4 & June 7-11, 2021

The South Shore Line plans to bus passengers to train stations located between Carroll Ave. and Gary Metro Center stations, effective Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4 and again Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11. No weekend busing is planned during this time.

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26 May 2021

Service Advisory - Memorial Day



The South Shore Line will operate a weekend/holiday train schedule on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day.

South Shore ticket offices will also observe holiday hours on May 31, with the Millennium Station ticket office open from 9:35 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other ticket offices will be closed.

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20 May 2021

South Shore Line Mask Requirement - Updated May 2021



South Shore Line passengers are advised that federal mask orders remain in effect mandating the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees.

The SSL, along with other public transportation entities, continues to abide by federal orders put forth by the Transportation Security Administration effective Feb. 1, 2021 until Sept. 13, 2021, as well as the Federal Railroad Administrations Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations.The directives require the use of masks in all SSL stations and onboard trains throughout Indiana and Illinois. SSL employees will continue to strictly enforce the mandate, and passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains.

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17 May 2021

Meeting Notice - Monday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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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08 May 2021

Temporary busing between South Bend, Carroll Ave. & Gary Metro Center: May 10-21, 2021



 To help facilitate pre-construction Double Track third-party utility work and South Shore Line track work, temporary busing is scheduled to occur between Gary Metro Center, Carroll Ave., and South Bend International Airport stations, effective Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 21, including the weekend of May 15-16.

 Passengers are advised that no bikes will be transported via bus.

Service to Beverly Shores and Hudson Lake is suspended during busing.

Michigan City 11th Street Station is temporarily closed as of May 1.

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06 May 2021

Special Meeting Notice - Monday May 10, 2021



Board of Trustees Special Meeting – 10:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:30 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 may participate in the meeting electronically.

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30 Apr 2021

SERVICE ADVISORY - Temporary busing between Carroll Ave. & Gary Metro Center: May 3-8, 2021



The South Shore Line is periodically busing passengers between various stations to help facilitate pre-construction third-party utility work and the Double Track NWI construction project (https://www.doubletrack-nwi.com/).   

The next busing segment is scheduled to occur between Carroll Ave. and Gary Metro Center stations, effective Monday, May 3 through Saturday, May 8, 2021. 

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30 Apr 2021

NICTD Special Board Meeting-Tuesday, May 4th



MEETING NOTICE: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

Board of Trustees Executive Session – 1:30 P.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will hold an executive session on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1:30 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 may participate in the executive session electronically. The purpose of the executive session is to have a discussion of strategy with respect to:

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19 Apr 2021

Service Advisory - Temporary Busing Between Dune Park & Gary Metro Center



Temporary Busing: April 20-23, 2021 and April 27-29, 2021

The South Shore Line announces plans to periodically bus passengers between various stations to help facilitate pre-construction third-party utility work and the Double Track NWI construction project (https://www.doubletrack-nwi.com/), which will substantially decrease travel times to and from Chicago.

The first of these busing segments will occur between Dune Park and Gary Metro Center stations, effective from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 20-23, 2021 and April 27-29, 2021.

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14 Apr 2021

Service Advisory - May Monthly Ticket Update



The South Shore Line announces it will continue its “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion to include May monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of May 2021 will remain valid throughout June. 

Passengers purchasing a paper May monthly ticket should plan to keep that ticket and use it through June, and passengers purchasing a digital May monthly ticket via the mobile app will see a June ticket uploaded to their accounts prior to June 1.  

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13 Apr 2021

Service Advisory - Michigan City 11th Street Station Closure



The South Shore Line advises passengers that the Michigan City 11th Street Station and parking lots will be CLOSED for an extended period of time effective Saturday, May 1, 2021. 

The 11th Street Station closure will be in effect to help facilitate pre-construction third-party utility work and the Double Track NWI construction project (https://www.doubletrack-nwi.com/), which will substantially decrease travel times to and from Chicago.  

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12 Apr 2021

SERVICE ADVISORY UPDATE April 12, 2021: EB Train 203 resumes regular service



Effective immediately, eastbound Train 203, departing Millennium Station at 6:10a and arriving at Gary Metro Center at 7:07a, will return to its regularly scheduled operations.

Tr 203 had previously been canceled Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week due to track construction at East Chicago Station that impacted track availability.

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26 Mar 2021

Good Friday/Easter



The South Shore Line will operate a regular weekday train schedule on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. All ticket offices will observe regular weekday hours.
 
Further, all ticket offices will observe regular weekend hours on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
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25 Mar 2021

South Shore Line Mask Requirement - Update



South Shore Line Mask Requirement - Update March 25, 2021

South Shore Line passengers are advised that federal mask orders will remain in effect mandating the use of masks or face coverings for all SSL passengers and employees.    

As announced on March 23, 2021, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will downgrade the state’s mask requirement to a mask advisory, effective April 6, 2021. However, the governor encouraged citizens to continue to wear masks in public places and will continue to mandate masks within state properties.   

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18 Mar 2021

UPDATE: EB Train 203 temporarily canceled Tuesday-Friday due to track work



Effective immediately, eastbound Train 203, departing Millennium Station at 6:10a and arriving at Gary Metro Center at 7:07a, will be canceled Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week through early April 2021.

The cancellation was extended to include Fridays due to ongoing track construction at East Chicago Station that impacts track availability. Monday service for Tr 203 will operate as regularly scheduled.

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17 Mar 2021

Board Meeting Notice - Monday, March 29, 2021



MEETING NOTICE - Monday, March 29, 2021

Executive Session – 9:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will hold an executive session on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  Members of the Board of Trustees will participate in the executive session electronically. The purpose of the executive session is to have a discussion of strategy with respect to:

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05 Mar 2021

City of Chicago travel update



Passengers are advised that the City of Chicago has downgraded the State of Indiana’s travel status from “orange” to “yellow” in its Emergency Travel Order, effective Feb. 23, 2021. 

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05 Mar 2021

South Shore Line Police Officer Defends Self and Others from Unruly Individual at Hegewisch Station



At roughly 7:50 a.m. the morning of March 4, a 33-year-old man boarded South Shore Line westbound Train 114 in Hammond, Ind. When asked to pay for his ticket by the collector, the man refused and began to get extremely agitated. The collector quickly worked to de-escalate the situation and called the conductor for help. The offender became aggressive despite multiple attempts by the collector and conductor to calm him down. 

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15 Feb 2021

SERVICE ADVISORY - Monthly Ticket Update - March 2021



Due to continued COVID-19 impacts on South Shore Line commuters, the SSL announces that it will again be offering a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion for March monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of March 2021 will remain valid throughout April. 

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05 Feb 2021

Service Advisory: Weather-related temporary busing - February 6-8, 2021



In anticipation of forecasted freezing rain/snow and frigid temperatures in Northern Indiana, the South Shore Line plans to provide substitute bus service between South Bend and Michigan City Carroll Ave. beginning after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. The busing is scheduled to occur Saturday evening, and all day Sunday and Monday. Conditions will be re-evaluated on Monday, Feb. 8, to determine if service can resume Tuesday between South Bend/Carroll Ave. 

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04 Feb 2021

South Shore Line Mask Requirement - Update - Feb. 4 2021



In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains.

In addition to the CDC federal order, the SSL continues to abide by a State of Indiana Executive Order mandating the usage of masks that became effective Nov. 15, 2020. If a passenger is in need of a mask, the SSL will continue to provide masks free of charge. Passengers are reminded to maintain 6-feet of social distance from other individuals onboard all trains and at stations. 

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13 Jan 2021

Board Meeting Notice



MEETING NOTICE 

Monday, January 25, 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, January 25, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion of strategy with respect to:

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21 Dec 2020

Holiday Service Update



Happy holidays from the South Shore Line! ❄️
 
Passengers are advised of upcoming holiday train schedules:
 
Thursday, Dec. 24: Regular weekday schedule in effect on Christmas Eve.
 
Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1: Weekend/holiday schedules in effect on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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17 Dec 2020

Monthly Ticket and Free Ride Update



Due to continued COVID-19 impacts on South Shore Line commuters, the SSL announces that it will again be offering a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion for January monthly tickets. All monthly tickets purchased for the month of January 2021 will remain valid throughout February.

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19 Nov 2020

Thanksgiving Week Service Update



Thanksgiving train service

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: A weekday schedule will be in effect on the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day): A weekend/holiday schedule will be in effect in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
  • Friday, Nov. 27 (Black Friday): A weekday schedule will be in effect on the Friday following Thanksgiving.
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18 Nov 2020

Procurement Meeting Notice 11.23.2020



The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Procurement Committee hereby gives notice that it will meet on November 23, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Members of the Committee will participate in the meeting electronically. The public is invited to observe the meeting by accessing the Zoom Meeting link or calling one of the phone numbers listed below:

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17 Nov 2020

Procurement Meeting Notice 11.19.2020



The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Procurement Committee hereby gives notice that it will meet on November 19, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Members of the Committee will participate in the meeting electronically. The public is invited to observe the meeting by accessing the Zoom Meeting link or calling one of the phone numbers listed below:

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15 Nov 2020

State of Indiana Executive Order Service Update



*UPDATE 2/1/21: In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains. Certain passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the mask mandate. Passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains. 

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02 Nov 2020

Reminder: Bikes on Trains season end



Passengers are advised that the South Shore Line’s Bikes on Trains program terminates for the season at the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. We look forward to resuming the Bikes on Trains program beginning April 1, 2021.

The SSL thanks all passengers for a successful bike season.

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29 Oct 2020

Special Meeting Notice 11.2.2020



Monday, November 2, 2020

Public Session – 10:30 A.M.

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.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: 988 1934 0687, Password: 711275.  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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19 Oct 2020

SERVICE ADVISORY - Monthly Ticket & Free Ride Update



Due to continued COVID-19 impacts in the South Shore Line service area, the SSL announces that it is modifying its existing free ride promotion to feature WEEKEND WESTBOUND TRAINS only. 

The weekend westbound free rides will be in effect from Nov. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. The free rides apply to all SSL stations, and passengers can simply board applicable weekend westbound trains with no ticket purchase necessary. Passengers will be responsible for paying all applicable fares on weekday trips and weekend eastbound trips. 

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15 Oct 2020

Service Update 10.15.20



Passengers are advised that the City of Chicago has added the State of Indiana to its Emergency Travel Order, effective Oct. 16, 2020. However, Chicago's Quarantine List exempts many individuals who are working in the City or traveling to the City for various personal reasons. The South Shore Line continues to operate regularly scheduled train service and will not be impacted by the order. A link to the Emergency Travel Order can be located here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html.

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01 Oct 2020

SSL Mobile App Update



South Shore Line mobile app users are advised that a new app update is now available for download for iOS and Android via the App Store and Google Play Store. The update will modify the appearance of SSL tickets, and includes new features to improve the user experience:

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29 Sep 2020

Mask Noncompliance Car Notice



*UPDATE 2/1/21: In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains. Certain passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the mask mandate. Passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains. 

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31 Aug 2020

NICTD Announces Federal Allocation of $50.6 Million for Double Track



Funding sends ‘powerful message about Indiana’s future economic growth and opportunity

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, received an allocation of $50.6M from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of the FTAs Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program for the Double Track Northwest Indiana (Double Track) project.

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27 Jul 2020

Mask Announcement Update - 7/27/2020



*UPDATE 2/1/21: In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains. Certain passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the mask mandate. Passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains. 

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07 Jul 2020

Temporary busing between Carroll Ave. & South Bend July 13-24, 2020



The South Shore Line plans to periodically bus passengers between Carroll Ave. and the South Bend International Airport while we upgrade our track and segments of overhead wire between Michigan City and South Bend.

The next temporary busing period will occur Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 24, 2020 (this includes the weekend of July 18-19).

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29 Jun 2020

Beginning July 3, train alerts will no longer be posted on Facebook or Twitter.



Finding Train Alerts Just Got Easier!

Beginning July 3, train alerts will no longer be posted on Facebook or Twitter in the news feed but will be accessible by clicking on the tab to the left of the Facebook feed labeled TRAIN UPDATES AND ALERTS. This quick link will take you directly to the alert section of the SSL website. No more scrolling -- all alerts are just a click away! If you are looking from a mobile device, just click the Learn More button.

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24 Jun 2020

July Monthly Ticket Update



Due to continued impacts surrounding COVID-19, the South Shore Line announces that all monthly tickets purchased for the month of July will remain valid throughout August 2020. As the State of Indiana and the City of Chicago continue to make progress with their respective re-opening phases, we understand that our passengers may continue to have differing travel schedules throughout the summer.

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04 Jun 2020

South Shore Line outlines health and safety protocol for return to normal service



*UPDATE 2/1/21: In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains. Certain passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the mask mandate. Passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains. 

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29 May 2020

Double Track NWI June Virtual Open Houses Consolidated to Single Online Event



The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, previously scheduled three Virtual Open Houses in June that have now been consolidated into one Virtual Open House. The Virtual Open House will occur on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 6-8pm (CDT). The Virtual Open House will be held online rather than in person due to COVID-19.

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13 May 2020

South Shore Line introduces Sanitized for Rider Safety program



The safety of passengers and employees has been and continues to be the top priority for South Shore Line (SSL). Sanitized for Rider Safety is SSL’s comprehensive cleaning program that includes thorough sanitization procedures, safety recommendations for riders, and new resources, such as hand sanitizing stations.

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06 May 2020

Passengers are be required to wear a face covering while riding SSL trains and waiting at stations.



*UPDATE 2/1/21: In accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention federal order effective at 11:59pm ET on Feb. 1, 2021, the South Shore Line will continue to require masks or face coverings for all passengers and employees in stations and onboard our trains. Certain passengers with medical/health issues and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the mask mandate. Passengers who do not comply with the mask mandate will be subject to removal from trains. 

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28 Apr 2020

SSL announces free rides for doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, other medical personnel and law enforcement on the frontlines



To show appreciation for personnel who are tirelessly working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, other medical personnel and law enforcement to ride free. Law enforcement encompasses police officers, correctional officers, TSA agents, and other security personnel.

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24 Apr 2020

May Monthly Ticket Update



To show our continued appreciation for our passengers, the South Shore Line announces that all monthly tickets purchased for the month of May will remain valid throughout June 2020. With the extension of Illinois' stay-at-home order until May 30, we understand that our passengers may continue to have differing travel schedules throughout the next few months.

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