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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

Board approves onboard camera purchase

(November 8, 2019) - 

The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $15.5 million contract to purchase and install cameras inside the commuter railroad’s passenger cars.

The contract was awarded to Railhead Corporation of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and includes the design, implementation and installation of a surveillance camera system capable of capturing video of all passenger seating areas and vestibules on a minimum of 400 railcars and a maximum of 700 railcars. Railhead was chosen for the project through a competitive bidding process.

“This project is not a response to any specific incident but is just another way we can use technology to augment onboard security,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We’re always looking for ways to improve safety and security for our customers and employees.”

Metra currently plans to install nine cameras per railcar. The camera network will be similar to the system used on CTA trains and buses. The cameras will be connected to onboard DVR systems that will record and store the video. If there were an incident onboard a Metra train, the video could then be retrieved.
 

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