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South Shore Line kicks off bikes-on-trains pilot project

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After years of advocacy, South Shore Line riders rolled their bicycles aboard the Northwest Indiana commuter rail system’s trains for the very first time this weekend as part of a pilot project announced last year. Despite the nasty weather, a handful of people took advantage of the service during its inaugural weekend. 

While bicycle access is currently limited to certain weekend trains, the pilot project represents a big step forward for the South Shore Line, which previously had the dubious distinction of being the only remaining commuter rail line in the country that did not accommodate bikes.

We congratulate the South Shore Line for launching their pilot study and look forward to further expansion of the service in the future.  

If you’re interested in bringing your bike on a South Shore Line, check out this informational brochure that explains all the ins and outs of the new service.