Tag: Metra

Coping with COVID: March 23

Local musicians help H-F stay connected. The Chronicle starts a list for local businesses to post their solutions to operating under the state’s stay-home order. Metra is helping healthcare workers. WHO recommends a shift from “social distancing” to “physical distancing” (because socializing is still important).   You have reached content available[Read More…]

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Metra seeks public comment on Electric Line schedule changes

Metra has unveiled proposed revisions to its Metra Electric Line schedule and has asked its riders for feedback. The new schedule includes changes made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a[Read More…]

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Homewood train station renovation project now fully funded

  This rendering shows how the renovated HomewoodMetra station may look. (Provided photo)   You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already a subscriber? Login here.  

Metra announces 14th annual safety contest

Metra has announced the launch of the 14th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme is “Obey the Signs,” which emphasizes the importance of looking for and obeying signs and control devices that[Read More…]

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Ride for free on Metra this weekend

For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides for an entire weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, in an effort to boost weekend ridership and give its riders and area residents a pat on the back for coping with last week’s extreme cold.   You have reached content[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…]

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