20 Dec 2018

NHL Winter Classic Service

South Shore News

To accommodate passengers attending the NHL Winter Classic taking place at noon Central Standard Time on Jan. 1, 2019, the South Shore Line will operate a morning eastbound extra and an afternoon westbound extra.

The NHL will provide free shuttle bus service for passengers between South Bend Westmoor St. (just west of the South Bend International Airport) and Notre Dame Stadium. Busing will be available to passengers on the extra trains and EB Train 503 and WB Train 508.

Train seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are reminded to please arrive early at your boarding stations.

*Select "South Bend Airport" as your destination station when purchasing train tickets to ride the SSL to the Winter Classic.  

Jan. 1, 2019

Eastbound extra service:

An extra eastbound train will depart Millennium Station at 7:30 a.m. Central Time and will arrive at South Bend Westmoor St. (unlisted stop) at 9:42 a.m. CT.

Passengers will disembark the extra at the Westmoor St. location, and board buses for transport to Notre Dame campus. The buses will drop passengers off at the east side of campus on Twyckenham Drive.

NOTE: South Bend Transpo busing will not be operating on Jan. 1 due to the holiday; busing will be provided by Cardinal Buses. SSL busing will not be available to and from the South Bend International Airport.

Westbound extra service:

For the return trip, the buses will depart campus approximately 45 minutes following the game. The buses will stage for loading near the campus drop-off location, and will return passengers to the Westmoor St. location for departure on the westbound extra train around 5:15 p.m. CT. (westbound schedule is tentative and subject to change based on actual game end time).

The SSL encourages return-trip passengers to promptly depart the stadium at the conclusion of the game, and proceed to the buses for their return trips.

NOTE: The following train schedule is subject to change: