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Metra to expand Electric Line schedule starting May 10 (free content)

Metra announced on Wednesday that trains will be added to both weekday and weekend Electric Line schedules beginning Monday, May 10.

Metra is adding four trains to Electric Line’s weekday schedule, four trains to the weekend schedule, and adjusting the schedules and/or stopping patterns of seven additional trains. 

These changes are being driven by ridership patterns and to add reverse commute options for urban residents who work at the new Amazon's 1.2 million square-foot fulfillment facility near I-57 and University Parkway in University Park.  

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