Tag: Metra

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…]

Metra taking extra safety precautions during pandemic

Metra says it is taking extra steps to ensure the safety of its staff and riders as the COVID-19 pandemic response continues. Spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile said one car on every train is reserved for crew only, in an effort to limit exposure between passengers and Metra staff. Conductors continue assisting[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 have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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