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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • At least at the start of June, Metra will continue operating the current alternate weekday schedules on all lines. Most Metra lines operating weekend service (except the Metra Electric) have temporarily changed to Sunday schedules for both Saturday and Sunday service. Saturday service on Metra’s SouthWest Service Line is suspended until further notice. The Metra Electric Line will continue to operate Saturday schedules on Saturdays and Sunday schedules on Sunday.
  • Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. Click here for details.
  • For more information about Metra's COVID-19 response and service, please go to our update page.
Last Updated - 05/28/2020 - 3:49PM


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