07 Mar 2023

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11, 2023

South Shore News

In order to accommodate an expected increase in ridership due to the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and dyeing of the Chicago River, the South Shore Line will offer additional capacity and extra passenger trains on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Extra westbound capacity to Millennium Station 3/11/23

Westbound Train 502 and Train 504 will operate with additional capacity to accommodate passengers heading to Chicago in the morning.

Extra eastbound departures from Millennium Station 3/11/23

In the afternoon, two eastbound passenger Extras will run following the parade and dyeing of the river:

  • The first Extra will depart Millennium Station at 4:25 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 4:28 p.m.).
  • The second Extra will depart Millennium Station at 6:15 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 6:18 p.m.).

Both Extras will run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Gary Metro Center Station.

Alcohol is PROHIBITED ON ALL TRAINS on March 11. Please remember glass bottles are prohibited at all times.

As a reminder, busing between Gary Metro Center and Carroll Ave. stations remains in effect (please click here for busing details). Busing arrangements are being made to accommodate larger crowds; however, westbound passengers are encouraged to board trains at Gary Metro Center or stations west.