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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 tie replacement project extended

(September 15, 2016) - 

BNSF customers may continue to experience construction-related delays as a project to replace more than 10,000 ties along a nearly 23-mile stretch of track is extended an additional week, Metra announced today.

The project, which began Aug. 27, is being extended through Friday, Sept. 23. Workers are replacing worn ties between Roosevelt Road in Chicago and Lisle. BNSF is performing most of the work at night to minimize impacts to Metra service. However, following the nighttime work, track speeds must be reduced until a certain number of trains/weight has passed over the work area to ensure that the tracks are stabilized. Speeds are also reduced in active work zones to ensure worker safety. The schedule, which can be found here, will add five to 10 minutes to the schedules of some rush hour and evening trains.

The approximately $1.5 million project is part of Metra’s 2016 construction program, which includes approximately $200 million in infrastructure improvements to 27 stations, 21 bridges and 24 road crossings, as well as the replacement of 120,000 rail ties to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of good repair system-wide.

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