South Shore Line Offering Veterans Free Transportation from on November 11 through 13, 2016

South Shore Line Offering Veterans Free Transportation from on November 11 through 13, 2016

To show gratitude and to say thank you for their service, the South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all Veterans to ride the train free of charge on November 11 through November 13.

Active military members and veterans are welcome to ride the SSL for free without showing identification. On Veterans Day (Nov. 11) trains will follow the regular weekday service hours.

“We are honored to offer veterans free rides on the South Shore Line,” commented Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation at the SSL. “By welcoming veterans to ride the train for free, we hope to convey our gratitude for all they have done to for our nation.”

Throughout the year, the SSL has welcomed various groups to take advantage of free round-trip transportation on designated days, most recently, first responders. Keep up with the SSL on social media for the official announcement and details of this special promotion.

Additionally, the SSL offers reduced fares for seniors, active duty 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, please 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, Indiana.

Editor's Note: Check out some suggestions for what to do that weekend from South Bend to Chicago around the South Shore Line stops! 

Millennium Station
Art Institute of Chicago
River Tours 
Veteran's Day Hiring Event at Navy Pier: November 11, 8:00am - 2:00pm 

Van Buren Station
Blackhawks vs. Capitols: November 11, 7:30pm
Bulls VS. Wizards: November 11, 7:00pm

Museum Campus / 11th St.
Field Museum   
Shedd Aquarium 
City Of Chicago Veteran's Day Ceremony at Soldier Field: November 11, 11:00am 
Planetarium’s Doane Dusk: November 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

McCormick Place Station

55th. 56th, 57th St Station
Museum of Science and Industry 
Smart Museum of Art 

63rd St Station
Jackson Park Driving Range 

Powderhorn Lake and Forest Preserve  
William W. Powers Recreation Area 

Veteran Parade: November 12, 10:00am
Hammond Civic Center: The Dancing Noodles and M & R Rush: November 12, 6:00pm-10:00pm 

East Chicago
Ameristar Casino  
Majestic Star Casino 

Gary/Civic Airport
Marquette Park: 10:00am-6:00pm
Ray’s Shrimp House

Gary Metro
Genesis Center Sunday buffet: 9:00am

18th Street Brewery  
Miller Pizza  
Documentary Film Screening: November 12, 7:30pm-9:30pm 

Portage/ Ogden Dunes
Historical Society of Ogden Dunes presents “Shifting Sands on Path to Stability”: November 13, 4:00pm  
IG 50k Trail Run: November 13, 7:00am-3:00pm 

Dune Park / Chesterton
Cowles Bog Trail 
Dunewood Campground at Indiana Dunes Glenwood Dunes Trail  
Heron Rookery
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 

Beverly Shores Indiana
Dunes State Park 

11th St. Michigan City
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets  
Shoreline Brewery

Carrol Ave.
Blue Chip Casino  
United Way of La Porte County Fall Gala: A Tribute to the 1950's USO: November 11, 6:00pm  
Dancing Like the Stars: November 12, 5:00pm-11:00pm 

Hudson Lake
Kate O’Conor’s Irish Pub  
Austrian Cafe 

South Bend
Morris Performing Arts Center Presents: The Price is Right: November 12, 7:30pm
Compton Family Ice Arena: Various Events and Open Skates Available 
The Drop Comedy Club Presents Kevin McCaffrey: November 12th
O’Rourke’s Public House  
Potawatomi Zoo