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South Shore trains to make extra stop for C2E2, Bikes on Trains program returns


The South Shore Line's Bikes on Trains program will return in a somewhat limited form this weekend.

Starting Saturday, South Shore riders will be able to bring their bikes on certain trains between East Chicago and Millennium Station. But stations near the Indiana Dunes will remain off-limits to bikes this year, due to Double Track work.

Nicole Barker is with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). "But it's with great excitement that we look towards next year, when we will have various new stations that have never been able to accommodate bikes on trains that will come online to support the program, which has been blooming every year and getting larger and larger," Barker told the NICTD board Monday.

Meanwhile, certain South Shore trains will make an extra stop at McCormick Place on Friday, March 31 for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Westbound trains will drop off passengers there between 10:16 a.m. and 6:04 p.m. Some eastbound trains will pick up passengers there between 12:43 and 11:08 p.m.

On Saturday, an extra eastbound train will leave Millennium Station at 4:25 p.m., pick up passengers at McCormick Place at 4:34, and then make all local stops from Hegewisch to Gary Metro Center. Most regularly scheduled weekend trains will stop at McCormick Place on request.