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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The alternate schedules can be viewed here. There will be changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which will operate its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. On a line-by-line basis, Metra is monitoring ridership and may further reduce service to meet the ridership demands. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal. Metra will operate on regular weekend schedules. Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.

Last Updated - 04/01/2020 - 2:59PM

Classroom Materials

Welcome parents and teachers. Please explore our this section to find downloadable materials to help integrate information about railroad safety into your classroom activities. As parents and teachers, you play an integral role in ensuring important safety lessons stay at the forefront of students' minds. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.

NEW #STOPTrackTragedies. Check out Operation Lifesaver’s new campaign to increase public awareness of railroad safety through true stories of people affected by rail incidents.

Operation Lifesaver's website offers a number of additional rail safety education resources.

Railroad Safety and Driver Education Share this important information with new drivers during discussions on safe driving practices

Parents' Railroad Safety Sheet Parents, use this information to teach your children to be safe around trains and railroad tracks

Railroad Safety Fun Sheets

Use these puzzles and games to make railroad safety discussions more interactive and fun

Coloring Pages

Distribute these printable coloring pages to your students after classroom discussions about railroad safety

Railroad Safety Signs & Signals Familiarize students with the railroad safety warning devices that help keep us all safe around trains and railroad tracks

Railroad Safety Signs & Signals Matching Game See how well your students know the railroad safety warning devices

Railroad Safety Facts Review these train and railroad safety facts with students to further their understanding of critical railroad safety rules and information

Railroad Safety Quiz See how well your students know train and railroad safety -- Coming soon!

Request an Operation Lifesaver Classroom Presenter Sign up here for Operation LifeSaver presentations at your school

Bulletin Board Displays

Print and create original bulletin board displays for your classroom.

Be sure to visit our Safety Partners’ web sites to find even more activities and information dedicated to railroad safety.

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