Tag: commuter rail

Metra outlines plans as area begins to reopen

As the Chicago region moves toward establishing a “new normal” in the time of COVID-19, Metra is providing more details about the steps it is taking to ensure passengers will feel safe using its system. “We know more than ever that passengers need to feel safe and confident using our[Read More…]

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Final new Metra Electric schedule released, officials say Flossmoor input heeded

Metra released the new train schedule with adjustments required by the new Positive Train Control safety system. Officials said they took into account suggestions from Flossmoor and other suburban commuters as best they could. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]

Metra switching to alternate schedules on March 23 due to coronavirus

Metra announced on Thursday that commuter rail service 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. It will operate its normal weekend schedules this weekend on lines that[Read More…]

Metra to resume service Monday with modified schedule

Metra will resume service on the entire Metra Electric Line on Monday, but trains will run on a modified weekday schedule as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment. Some trains have been canceled and others will make additional stops because damage from the derailment has[Read More…]

Metra Electric Line service suspended Saturday

Metra announced Friday that it will extend its cancellation of  Electric Line service through Saturday, Feb. 2. The agency continues to repair damage to the line’s overhead power system caused by a freight train derailment. Commuters can use the Rock Island Line as an alternate. CTA will honor Metra tickets on the Red[Read More…]

Winter events

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.

 

 

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