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Bikes allowed on select South Shore weekday am/pm rush hour trains

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Duneland commuters 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 car.”

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.”

For more information on bike-friendly train schedules, discounts, and trip planning, visit or download the South Shore app (available for iPhone and Android).

Passengers wishing to bring their bicycles on the train must comply with the requirements listed on the South Shore’s website at


Posted 3/28/2017




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