20 Nov 2018

2018 Holiday Service


South Shore News

Experience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago.

To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional eastbound trains, and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the schedule below for more information.

Extra Eastbound Departures from Millennium Station

These extra trains will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend:

  • Saturday, Dec. 15 – Extra train departing at 4:25 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 4:28 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City.
  • Friday, Dec. 21 – Extra train departing at 2 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 2:03 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City.
  • Monday, Dec. 31 – Weekday schedule in effect with extra train departing at 2 p.m. (Van Buren St. @ 2:03 p.m.), running non-stop to Hegewisch and making all local stops terminating in Michigan City.
  • Reminder: Dec. 31, alcohol is prohibited after 7pm; glass bottles are prohibited at all times.

Holiday Train Schedule

  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 – We will operate a weekend/holiday schedule for official observance of Christmas.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – We will operate a weekend/holiday schedule for official observance of New Year’s Day. Information regarding NHL Winter Classic extra train service will be announced in a separate Service Advisory.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29 – Up to three kids (13 years and younger) ride free with a paid adult on all trains during this period. This is in addition to the regular Family Fare schedule.
  • *Reminder: The last car of all rush hour trains between Michigan City and Chicago is a Quiet Car.

Ticket Office ScheduleIf ticket office is closed please purchase from ticket vending machine (credit or debit only), our mobile app, or onboard the train (cash only).

  • Monday/Tuesday, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 – All ticket offices will be closed except Millennium Station. NICTD administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed.