In order to accommodate an expected increase in ridership due to the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and dyeing of the river, the South Shore Line will offer additional westbound capacity and extra eastbound passenger trains on Saturday, March 14, 2020.


Westbound Train 502 (Millennium arrival @ 9:13a) and Train 606 (Millennium arrival @ 11:10a) will operate with additional capacity to accommodate passengers heading to Chicago in the morning.


In the afternoon, two eastbound passenger Extras will run after 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 Carroll Avenue, Michigan City. The extra trains will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

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Alcohol is PROHIBITED ON ALL TRAINS on March 14. Please remember glass bottles are prohibited at all times. 

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