Chicago Auto Show & free westbound rides

Chicago Auto Show & free westbound rides
By: South Shore Line Last Updated: January 27, 2020

To accommodate passengers attending the Chicago Auto Show, the South Shore Line will be offering select weekday train stops at McCormick Place, in addition to serving McCormick Place Station on weekends.

Further, the South Shore Line is offering free rides on all westbound weekend and off-peak weekday trains from Saturday, Feb. 8, through Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The free westbound rides apply to all SSL stations, and passengers can simply board applicable westbound trains with no ticket purchase necessary. 

Passengers will be responsible for paying all applicable fares on eastbound trips. Reminder that kids 13 years and younger ride free on off-peak weekday and all weekend trains.

SATURDAY EXTRAS: An eastbound passenger extra will run on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 15. The train will depart McCormick Place at 4:52 p.m., run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Avenue, Michigan City. The extra will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

The following weekday trains will make flag stops at McCormick Place Feb. 10-14 and Feb. 17 (please note on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17, the SSL will operate a regular weekday schedule):

Note: Eastbound Trains 109, 113, 119, 121, 123 terminate at Carroll Ave.; Train 209 terminates at Gary Metro Center; Trains 9, 17 & 19 terminate in South Bend.

All weekend trains except Train 601 utilize McCormick Place as a flag stop. While riding the train, please notify the conductor that you want to exit at McCormick Place. When waiting to catch an outbound train at McCormick Place, please stand on the platform in clear view of the train engineer.