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Most lines to operate with modified Sunday schedules through June 7
First Published - 05/31/2020 - 9:22PM

Through Sunday, June 7, Metra will be operating a modified Sunday schedule with the last late night inbound train and last late night outbound train cancelled. There will be no service on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor or North Central Service lines. Riders are advised that more trains could be cancelled during the day depending on circumstances; we will be closely monitoring events and our priority will be the safety of our passengers, employees and our system. Please pay attention to this website for the latest updates.

Sunday schedules can be viewed on these timetables: Metra Electric   Rock Island    BNSF     UP West   Milwaukee District West    Milwaukee District North    UP North     UP Northwest (the last train on the UP Northwest Line will leave downtown at 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:30 p.m.)

We hope to be able to expand service to our alternate schedules posted here next week if possible.

Last Updated - 06/03/2020 - 4:21PM

BNSF Begins Major Switch Replacement Project

(May 19, 2016) - 

Metra announced today that BNSF Railway will begin a major switch replacement project this weekend that may affect some rush hour trains later this summer.

The BNSF will be replacing 19 switches near its Eola Yard, which is located between the Aurora and Route 59 stations served by Metra trains. The project is set to begin this Saturday, May 21. Metra has posted construction schedules for May 21 through June 26 projecting delays of up to 10 minutes for weekend trains on Additional construction schedules for weekend and weekday work will be posted throughout the summer.

The switch replacement project is planned for completion by August. While most of the work will occur on weekends to minimize disruption to commuter service, BNSF has advised Metra that it will be required to work on several Fridays throughout the summer. As this work progresses, Metra will issue additional construction schedules with the most up-to-date and correct schedule information and will update the scheduling tools available on Riders are advised to check the site regularly during June and July for updated schedule information.

“BNSF has planned this work to minimize disruption to our commuter service and we want to provide information that helps our customers plan their travel,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “However, the need to complete this project before beginning a major tie replacement project means that we need to schedule some of the work on Fridays. This represents a temporary inconvenience for our riders but projects like these help keep our rail system at a level of repair that allows us to maintain the service speeds and frequency that our riders rely upon."

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