The following South
Shore commuter line service updates will be in effect to accommodate
passengers attending the Chicago Air & Water Show, from Saturday, Aug. 17,
through Sunday, Aug. 18, at North Avenue Beach.
Note: bikes will
not be permitted on South Shore trains Aug. 17-18. All available space will
be needed to accommodate additional passengers.
Alcohol will also
be prohibited on all trains Aug. 17-18. Remember that glass bottles are
prohibited at all times.
Westbound Train 606
will operate an extra for additional capacity to accommodate passengers
heading to Chicago in the morning. Train 606 and its extra will make all
regular stops to Chicago.
An extra eastbound
train will depart Millennium Station at 4:25 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 4:28
p.m.), run non-stop to Hegewisch, and make all local stops terminating at
Carroll Ave. in Michigan City. The eastbound extra will not serve Hudson
Lake or South Bend.
Station ticket agent hours will be extended until 6:30 p.m.
--As with all
special events and festivals, passengers may encounter crowded conditions on
trains and should anticipate an increased NICTD Transit Police presence
during this event.
mysouthshoreline.com for a list of schedules and fares.