South Shore’s ‘Bikes on Trains’ program returns

Photo courtesy: South Shore Line

CHESTERTON, Ind. – As the weather warms, the South Shore Line’s “Bikes on Trains” program will return on April 1.

The program will be offered on five morning and three afternoon/evening rush-hour weekday trains, three morning and seven afternoon/evening off-peak weekday trains, and 14 weekend trains.

“This last year has felt very long and taxing, and I think everyone is looking forward to the nicer weather! We hope that more people who have not taken advantage of our bikes program yet will give it a try this season, given our expanded schedule,” said Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation. “There are so many great trails and sights along the South Shore Line that family and friends can enjoy on their bikes together.”

The Line is also offering bike cars on select trains from April through October, which will allow passengers to commute with their bikes close by.

Bike icons will be found on the Line’s timetable next to train times that run furnished with bike-racks. These rack-equipped cars are also marked with a bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the train car.

Bikes will not be permitted during special Chicago events like Lollapalooza and the Chicago Air & Water Show.

For more information on bike-friendly train schedules or any other questions, click here or download the South Shore Line’s app. If you want to bring your own bicycle on the train, click here for requirements you must comply with.

Masks are required on trains and in the Line’s stations.

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