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 mysouthshoreline.com 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!
Museum Campus / 11th St.
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
63rd St Station
Jackson Park Driving Range
Veteran Parade: November 12, 10:00am
Hammond Civic Center: The Dancing Noodles and M & R Rush: November 12, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Genesis Center Sunday buffet: 9:00am
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
Beverly Shores Indiana
Dunes State Park
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
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