South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

South-Shore-kids-ride-free-holiday-v3-2018Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

Wednesday, December 26, through Saturday, December 29, up to three children 13 years of age and under may ride any train for free — ALL weekend, holiday, off-peak or rush hour weekday trains — when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Quiet car remains in effect on the last car of rush hour trains during this time.

Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment & Implementation, said, “It’s important to us that we let our riders know how valuable they are and how much we appreciate their loyal ridership throughout the year. Hopefully adding more free rides for kids will allow more families to enjoy the holiday activities along the South Shore Line and in Chicago.” In the past, the SSL has offered many free ride promotions for their riders. The Kids Ride Free program is part of the SSL’s ongoing effort to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

Keep up with the SSL on social media for these special announcements. Additionally, the SSL offers reduced fares for seniors, military personnel, commuting students, infants and passengers with disabilities on all trains year-round.

For more information on train schedules, discounts and to plan a trip, please visit or download the SSL app (available for iPhone and Android).

The South Shore Line is a commuter rail line operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana.