To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all offpeak weekday and weekend trains.
In order to take advantage of this promotion, all first responders must present ticket collectors with valid active-duty identification. All active-duty police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers and emergency medical technicians are welcome.
“Everyone at the South Shore Line sincerely appreciates the hard work and sacrifices made by our first responders each and every day,” commented Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation at the SSL. “By welcoming first responders to ride the train for free, we hope to convey our gratitude for all they have done to protect our communities.”
Throughout the year, the SSL gives back to the community by welcoming various groups to take advantage of free round-trip transportation on designated days. In the near future, the train will be offering a week of free transportation for military, including active-duty, reserves and veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Keep up with the SSL on social media for the official announcement and details of this special promotion. Additionally, the SSL offers reduced fares for seniors, active duty military personnel, commuting students, infants and passengers with disabilities on all trains year-round. And, up to three kids 13 and under always ride free on all daily off-peak, weekend and holiday trains.
For more information on train schedules, discounts and to plan a trip, please visit www.mysouthshoreline.com 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.