16 Nov 2022

November 2022 Holiday Service

South Shore News

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.

Holiday Train Schedule

· Wednesday, Nov. 23: A weekday schedule will be in effect on the day before Thanksgiving.

· Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day): A weekend/holiday schedule will be in effect in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

· Friday, Nov. 25 (Black Friday): A weekday schedule will be in effect on the Friday following Thanksgiving.

Extra eastbound service

· Saturday, Nov. 19 (Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade): Eastbound Extra will depart Millennium Station at 8:30 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 8:33 p.m.), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Ave. The extra train will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend. Please note passenger busing is ongoing between Gary and Michigan City.

Ticket Office Schedule 

If ticket office is closed please purchase from ticket vending machine, South Shore mobile app, or onboard train (cash only).

· Nov. 21-23: All ticket offices will observe normal hours.

· Nov. 24: All ticket offices will be closed except Millennium Station (9:35a-5:00p).

· Nov. 25: All ticket offices will observe normal hours.

NICTD administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.