19 Mar 2020

South Shore Line cancels Kids Ride Free 2020 spring break staycation promotion due to COVID-19 precautions


South Shore News

As the temporary closures of workplaces, events, schools and other public areas increases, South Shore Line wants to keep the health and safety of all riders at the forefront. As a result, the Kids Ride Free spring break staycation promotion that was scheduled for March 21 – April 6, 2020, is now canceled.

“At South Shore Line, the safety of our passengers and employees is always our top priority.  While we are facing this global pandemic, we are doing everything we can to provide transportation for those who need the train while also keeping enough room in each car so that riders can practice social distancing. Many riders who are not working from home are still counting on us to get to their jobs or medical appointments, but we are doing our part to minimize leisure riding,” said Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation.

The spring break staycation promotion is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation. SSL is looking forward to resuming promotions at a later time and would like to thank passengers for their patience and encourage everyone to continue to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.