South Shore Line offer free children’s rides for holidays

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on December 18, 2019 with No Comments

’Tis the season for free rides. South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to all trains and train times.

Thursday, Dec. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, up to three children 13 years of age and under may ride any train for free — all weekend, holiday, off-peak, or rush hour weekday trains — when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Quiet car remains in effect on the last car of rush hour trains during this time.

Nicole Barker, director of capital investment and implementation, said, “It’s important to us that we let our riders know how much we appreciate their loyal ridership throughout the year, and we wanted to do this at a time of year when more families and friends will be together. Hopefully offering free rides for kids on all trains will allow more families to enjoy the holiday activities along the South Shore Line and in Chicago.”

The Kids Ride Free program is part of the SSL’s ongoing effort to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, Northwest Indiana and Chicago. Additionally, the SSL offers reduced fares for seniors, military personnel, commuting students, infants, and passengers with disabilities on all trains year-round.

For more information on train schedules, discounts, and to plan a trip, visit or download the SSL app (available for iPhone and Android).

The South Shore Line is a commuter rail line operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport in South Bend

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