Holiday Season Information For The South Shore Line


Posted on: December 17th, 2018 by [email protected] No Comments

As a reminder, weekend/holiday train schedules will be in effect on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Information regarding NHL Winter Classic extra train service to/from South Bend will be announced in the coming days.

Other holiday schedules and hours:

The following extra EB trains depart from Millennium Station, and will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

  • Saturday, Dec. 15 – Extra train departing at 4:25 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 4:28 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City.
  • Friday, Dec. 21 – Extra train departing at 2 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 2:03 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City.
  • Monday, Dec. 31 – Weekday schedule in effect with extra train departing at 2 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 2:03 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City. Reminder: Dec. 31, alcohol is prohibited after 7pm; glass bottles are prohibited at all times.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29 – Up to three kids (13 years and younger) ride free with a paid adult on all trains during this period. This is in addition to the regular Family Fare schedule. *Reminder: The last car of all rush hour trains between Michigan City and Chicago is a Quiet Car.

Ticket Office Schedule:

If ticket office is closed please purchase from ticket vending machine (credit or debit only), mobile app or onboard the train (cash only).

  • Monday/Tuesday, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 – All ticket offices will be closed except Millennium Station. NICTD administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed.



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