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…]
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.
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).
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.
This rendering shows how the renovated HomewoodMetra station may look. (Provided photo)
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[Read More…]
Homewood officials are asking residents for help to ensure funding for the village’s train station renovation, which they say is being challenged by Chicago. The village is asking residents to email a letter to CMAP officials urging them to keep the original funding methodology. Get a copy of the letter[Read More…]
Metra customers can now use the new Metra COPS app to quickly and discretely report crimes, suspicious activity and other safety or security concerns to Metra police from a train or station. The free app is available for Apple users in the App Store or Android users in Google Play.[Read More…]
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.
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…]