Tag: Commuting

Metra adjusts service for holiday travel

Metra will modify train schedules on several days in the coming weeks to account for the holiday season. In addition, special $8 holiday passes will be available for unlimited travel Dec. 23 to 25 and Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, and up to three kids 11 and under will be able[Read More…]

Metra announces minor changes to electric line schedule

Metra will make several adjustments to the Metra Electric Line schedule on Nov. 5. The company said the changes are intended to better match train times with actual operating conditions and reduce congestion on the line.The new schedule affects six weekday trains and push arrival times of all weekend mainline[Read More…]

Metra Electric’s new schedule takes effect Sept. 11

Starting Monday, Sept. 11, trains from Homewood and Flossmoor will be running on a new Metra Rail schedule. Commuter rush hour schedules have only slight changes.  Those riding downtown mid-day Monday through Friday and are accustomed to getting trains from Flossmoor leaving at 10 minutes past the hour, will now catch[Read More…]

Metra discontinues cash-only ticket machines on Monday

Homewood and Flossmoor area rail riders will need to take a credit card or mobile device with them starting Monday, May 1. The cash-only ticket machines are being removed from Metra stops.Metra cites steady declines in ticket sales through cash-only vending machines as more customers choose credit cards and mobile[Read More…]

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