South Shore Line Bikes On Trains Program Returns April 1st

South Shore Line Bikes On Trains Program Returns April 1st

It’s that time of year again when riding your bike to work is made possible with the South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program. This program is offered on five morning and three afternoon/evening rush-hour weekday trains, three morning and seven afternoon/evening off-peak weekday trains, as well as 14 weekend trains.

“This last year has felt very long and taxing, and I think everyone is looking forward to the nicer weather! We hope that more people who have not taken advantage of our bikes program yet will give it a try this season, given our expanded schedule,” said Nicole Barker, Director of Capital Investment and Implementation. “There are so many great trails and sights along the South Shore Line that family and friends can enjoy on their bikes together.”

Bike cars are available on select trains from April through October. Not only can you bike to work during the week, but you can also explore the bike trails along the South Shore Line on the weekends.

Bike cars are bike rack-equipped in addition to regular seating so that passengers can ride in the car near their bicycles. Bike icons can be found on the SSL timetable next to specific train times that run equipped with bike-racks. Bike rack-equipped train cars are also clearly marked with a bike symbol prominently located on the windows of the car. Bikes are not permitted during special Chicago events such as Lollapalooza and the Chicago Air & Water Show.

For more information on bike-friendly train schedules, discounts, and to plan your trip, please visit or download the SSL app (available for iPhone and Android). Passengers wishing to bring their bicycles on the train must comply with the requirements listed on the South Shore Line’s website at Please remember masks are required in SSL stations and on trains. For more information on mask requirements, please visit

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.