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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It is using its normal weekend schedules on lines that have weekend service.
  • The alternate weekday schedules, which can be viewed here, represent about half of Metra's normal weekday service but provide adequate service for those who still need to travel. There are changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which is operating its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
Last Updated - 04/09/2020 - 10:35AM

Ride Metra to the ballpark

Why Drive? Metra is the convenient and reliable choice for anyone coming to Chicago to watch the Cubs or White Sox. Save your energy for the game and let Metra handle the driving.


Wrigley Field is just a half block west of the accessible Addison stop on the CTA Red Line.

Fans going to Wrigley Field from Chicago Union Station can walk six blocks east to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) or get to State Street by boarding CTA’s #1 Bronzeville/Union Station bus or #151 Sheridan bus on Canal Street. Take Red Line trains going north (Howard-bound) to the Addison stop.

From the Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk six blocks east to State Street or board any CTA bus east on Washington to the Red Line and take a Howard-bound train north to Addison.

Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest customers can take CTA’s #80 Irving Park bus from Metra’s Irving Park Station east to Clark Street; Milwaukee North Line riders can depart the train at the Grayland Station and walk south on Kilbourn to Addison, where they can take CTA’s #152 Addison bus east to the ballpark.

Metra’s Union Pacific North Line customers can take the train to Evanston Davis Street, then walk one block east to the accessible CTA Davis stop and board a Howard-bound Purple Line train and then transfer at Howard to a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound Red Line train to Addison.

From Millennium or Van Buren stations, walk two blocks west to State to take the Howard-bound Red Line train to Addison.      

Rock Island Line customers can get off at the 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station and walk to the CTA Red Line and take it directly to the ballpark, or travel downtown and from LaSalle Street Station, walk three blocks east to State Street and take the Red Line to Addison. 

White Sox

Fans going to Guaranteed Rate Field along Metra’s Rock Island District can get off at 35th Street/ “Lou” Jones Station, then walk west on 35th Street to the ballpark. 

Guaranteed Rate Field is just a block west of the Sox-35th stop on the CTA Red Line. The ballpark is also just three blocks west of the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop on the CTA Green Line.

From Chicago Union Station, walk five blocks east on Jackson to LaSalle, then walk one block south to Van Buren to LaSalle Street Station. From there, take a Rock Island District train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station, or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound train to the Sox/35th stop.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center, walk five blocks east on Madison to LaSalle, then four blocks south to Van Buren and take a Rock Island Line train to 35th Street/“Lou” Jones Station. Or walk to the CTA Red Line (State Street Subway) and take a 95th/Dan Ryan-bound train to the Sox-35th stop.

For complete schedule information, click here.



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