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First responders can ride free on South Shore Line

September 3, 2018 GMT

CHESTERTON — To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service, the South Shore Line is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride free Sept. 9-15 on all off- peak trains.

To take advantage of this promotion, first responders must present ticket collectors with valid active-duty identification – 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,” South Shore spokesman Nicole Barker said. “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 allows 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.

The South Shore also offers reduced fares for seniors, active duty military, commuting students, infants and passengers with disabilities on all trains year-round. And up to three kids 13 and under ride free with an adult on all off-peak trains.

For more information on schedules and discounts, visit mysouthshoreline.com or download the SSL app.