The South Shore Line has expanded its Kids Ride Free program for a limited time.
From Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, children 13 years old and younger may ride any train free. This includes weekend, holiday, off-peak and rush-hour weekday trains.
“It’s important to us that we let our riders know how much we appreciate their loyal ridership throughout the year, and we wanted to do this at a time of year when more families and friends will be together,” said Nicole Barker, director of capital investment and implementation, in a press release.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The offer is limited to three children per group. The quiet car remains in effect on the last car of rush-hour trains.
The commuter rail line's representatives said they are offering the free ride promotion to make holiday travel more affordable.
“Hopefully, offering free rides for kids on all trains will allow more families to enjoy the holiday activities along the South Shore Line and in Chicago,” Barker said.
The South Shore Line is operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District. The commuter rail line runs between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and South Bend International Airport in South Bend. There is temporary busing to stations between Gary and Dune Park.
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