Blackhawks Celebration means alcohol-free South Shore trains Friday

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

Because of the Blackhawks’ Celebration alcohol is prohibited on ALL trains on Friday, June 28.

Passengers should expect very crowded conditions, especially on eastbound trains departing Chicago after 12:00 noon on Friday. During the Blackhawks celebration in 2010 daily ridership surged from 12,000 to 21,000 passengers.

Eastbound passengers are encouraged to board South Shore trains at Van Buren or Millennium Station. Museum Campus/11th St. station is not designed to handle the eastbound crowds that are expected.

At Van Buren Street Station South Shore passengers must board trains from TRACK 2 platform between the hours of NOON and 3:20 p.m.

Cars will be added to off-peak trains and an extra westbound train will be provided in Train 14’s time slot. There will also be an extra eastbound train early in the afternoon to address overcrowding. .

Again, no alcohol will be allowed on any trains Friday, June 27.

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