It’s that time of
year again when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South
Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program.
This program is
offered on two morning and two evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition
to select weekend trains.
Bike cars will be
available on these select trains from April through October. Not only can
you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails
along the South Shore Line on the weekends.
Bike cars are bike
rack-equipped in addition to regular seating so that passengers can ride in
the car near their bicycles.
Bike icons can be
found on the SSL timetable next to specific train times that run equipped
with bike-racks. Bike-rack equipped train cars are also clearly marked with
a bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the car. Bikes are not
permitted during special Chicago events such as Lollapalooza and the Chicago
Air & Water Show.
“We’ve been getting
some sunny days just in time to kick off Bikes on Trains this season,” said
Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation.
“We hope that more
people who have not taken advantage of our bikes program yet will give it a
try this season. Whether you need to get to work or to ride for recreation
on weekends, Bikes on Trains makes it easy.”
information on bike-friendly train schedules, discounts and to plan your
trip, please visit mysouthshoreline.com or download the SSL app (available
for iPhone and Android).
to bring their bicycles on the train must comply with the requirements
listed on the South Shore Line’s website at:
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.