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years schools have traditionally booked trips to Chicago on the South
Shore. Our access to museums and the Art Institute makes the
railroad both convenient and affordable for class outings. The
trip offers many students, perhaps for the first time, an opportunity
to ride the train and learn firsthand about the benefits of public
order to keep larger groups together we will reserve up to two cars so
they are not scattered through the train. This enables the group
to rapidly board and alight the train, keeping our station dwell time
to a minimum. Once the group has boarded crews may open the cars
for general boarding.
recognizes that this loading practice is an inconvenience to passengers
and we thank you for your patience and cooperation. We
have decided to continue the practice we started this last spring of
posting major group travel information in order to provide advance
notice to our regular passengers. Please check back to this site
for periodic updates.
|*Subject to change without notice|
2014 EVENTS IN CHICAGO
times subject to change
possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited on all South Shore
trains during certain festivals and events in Chicago. Check back
to this site for a listing of current events.
Glass bottles are prohibited at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.
|2014 ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS|
|St. Patrick's Day Parade||3/15||No Alcohol All Day|
|Blues Fest||6/13||No Alcohol after 7:00p|
|6/14-15||No Alcohol All Day|
|Taste of Chicago||7/11||No Alcohol after 7:00p|
|7/12-13||No Alcohol All Day|
|Lollapaloozo||8/1||No Alcohol after 7:00p|
|8/2-3||No Alcohol All Day|
|Air & Water Show||8/16-17||No Alcohol All Day|
|Jazz Fest||8/29||No Alcohol after 7:00p|
|8/30-31||No Alcohol All Day|
|New Year's Eve||12/31||No Alcohol after 7:00p|
NICTD RELEASES ONBOARD PASSENGER SURVEY
Please click here to view NICTD's 2013 Onboard Passenger Survey
NICTD RELEASES GARY STATION ASSESSMENT REPORT
the September 30, 2011 NICTD Board meeting, American StructurePoint,
presented their final report on an assessment of Miller and Gary Metro
Center stations and the costs/benefits of upgrading these stations or
building a consolidated station near I-65/Toll Rd/US 12/20. Their
report is under review. Click here to link to a pdf of the report. Please note that it is a large file and may take several minutes to download.
June, 2012 StructurePoint completed a supplemental report on the Gary Station Assessment.
Click here to link to a pdf of the report. This is also a large file and may take several
minutes to download.
MICHIGAN CITY REALIGNMENT STUDY
and the City of Michigan City are jointly studying options for
realigning the South Shore railroad through Michigan City. To
access information about the study please click here. You will be redirected to the City of Michigan City's website.
ELEVATOR STATUS REPORT LINE ON METRA ELECTRIC
maintains an elevator status report line of their accessible stations
in Chicago. To access this information please dial 312-322-6925.
When the recording begins please select #2 for Kensington and