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Metra cancels Electric Line service on Friday

Metra is canceling service on the Electric Line, which serves Homewood and Flossmoor commuters, on Friday, Feb. 1, due to damage to the line’s overhead power system caused by a freight train derailment and cold weather.Friday will be the third consecutive day without service. Trains did not operate Wednesday or[Read More…]

Metra announces service interruption this weekend

Metra announced Monday that travel on the Electric Line will be affected this weekend by work on the 41st Street Bridge project that will require a seven-hour power shut down.Several stations will be closed from 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, to 6 a.m. on  Sunday, Nov. 4, including Van[Read More…]

No Metra fare increase in 2019

Metra announced on Wednesday, Sept. 12, that there will not be a fare increase in 2019. The commuter railroad will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize.“We ask our passengers[Read More…]

Metra construction to affect Electric Line schedule April 26-29

Metra’s Electric Line schedule will be affected April 26-29 by a construction project. The schedule changes will allow workers to complete the installation and testing of a new signal and switching system just north of the Museum Campus/11th Street Station. The work could delay Metra Electric and South Shore trains up[Read More…]

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…]

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