South Shore to increase capacity and add to schedule for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by [email protected] No Comments

The South Shore Line will add to their train schedule and increases capacity for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For the convenience of Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants, on Friday, October 6, the South Shore Line will stop at trains at McCormick Place for those attending the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-up. Eastbound Trains 109, 119, 121 & 123 terminate in Michigan City; Train 209 terminates at Gary Metro Center; Trains 17 & 19 terminate in South Bend. If you plan to go to the Expo on Saturday, Oct. 7: All weekend trains except Train 601 serve McCormick Place as a flag stop. If you’d like to exit at a flag stop at McCormick Place, please notify the conductor in advance of your stop. Conversely, when waiting to catch an outbound train at McCormick Place, please stand on the platform in clear view of train engineer. In addition to regular weekend service, the South Shore Line will operate an extra early morning train arriving in Chicago at 6:04a CST, allowing marathon runners and spectators. Additionally, the South Shore Line will operate an extra eastbound train departing Millennium Station at 2:35p; serving Van Buren St. at 2:38p running non-stop to Hegewisch, making all intermediate stops and terminating in Michigan City. This eastbound extra will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

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