can now ride their bike to work from the train station, the Northern Indiana
Commuter Transportation District is announcing.
The South Shore
commuter line’s Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning
and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains,
from April through October.
“Bike cars are bike
rack-equipped in addition to regular seating so that passengers can ride in
the car near their bicycle,” NICTD said. “Bike-rack equipped train cars are
clearly marked with a bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the
Bikes will not
be permitted during special Chicago events such as Lollapalozza and the
Chicago Air & Water Show.
“The team at the
South Shore Line is proud to be providing this expanded service for
bicyclists,” said Nicole Barker, director of capital investment and
implementation at NICTD. “We want to help people get to and from their jobs,
and to encourage people to explore Northwest Indiana and Chicago by bike.”
information on bike-friendly train schedules, discounts, and trip planning,
visit mysouthshoreline.com or download the South Shore app (available for
iPhone and Android).
to bring their bicycles on the train must comply with the requirements
listed on the South Shore’s website at