The following South Shore Line service updates will be in effect to accommodate passengers attending the Taste of Chicago taking place Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14 in Grant Park:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
Alcohol will not be permitted on South Shore trains after 7 p.m. Please be advised that glass bottles are always prohibited.
Saturday & Sunday:
Westbound Train 606 and Train 506 will operate extras for additional capacity to accommodate passengers heading to Chicago. Train 606 and Tr 506 and their extras will make all regular stops to Chicago.
An eastbound extra will depart Millennium Station at 4:25pm (Van Buren St. at 4:28pm), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Avenue, Michigan City. A second eastbound extra will depart Millennium Station at 6pm (Van Buren St. at 6:03pm), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Avenue, Michigan City.
The eastbound extra trains will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.
Millennium Station ticket agent hours will be extended until 6:30 p.m.Alcohol is prohibited on South Shore trains all day on both Saturday and Sunday. Please
be advised that glass bottles are always prohibited.
As with all special events and festivals, passengers may encounter crowded conditions on trains and should anticipate an increased NICTD transit police presence during the Taste of Chicago event.