South Shore Line introduces Sanitized for Rider Safety program

South Shore Line introduces Sanitized for Rider Safety program

CHESTERTON, Ind. – 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.

SSL invites riders to look for the Sanitized for Rider Safety seal in the stations and train cars within the next several weeks. “We want our riders and crews to know that we have their safety at the forefront of our service,” said Michael Noland, President of South Shore Line. “We know that health and safety concerns are now at the top of everyone’s minds, and we are hoping that the SSL can offer peace of mind as riders start and end their days with us.”

SSL sanitization procedures include disinfecting seats, windows, crash pads, handrails, door handles, head rests and grab handles. Each train car is mopped with a stringent disinfectant, and the SSL has also purchased state-of-the-art equipment that fogs train cars with disinfectant.

SSL recommends the following guidelines for passengers:

  • Utilize hand sanitization stations available on each train car
  • Refrain from congregating in train vestibules
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes while on train
  • Wash hands frequently and follow CDC recommendations for handwashing
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • Respect the personal space of all passengers to the best of your ability
  • Wear a mask or face covering while in stations and while on train

At this time, riders are required to wear face masks or face coverings while in stations and while on the trains. SSL thanks passengers for their patience and cooperation during this time. For more information, visit: mysouthshoreline.com/commuters/sanitized-for-rider-safety.

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, Indiana.