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Most lines to operate with modified Sunday schedules through June 7
First Published - 05/31/2020 - 9:22PM

Through Sunday, June 7, Metra will be operating a modified Sunday schedule with the last late night inbound train and last late night outbound train cancelled. There will be no service on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor or North Central Service lines. Riders are advised that more trains could be cancelled during the day depending on circumstances; we will be closely monitoring events and our priority will be the safety of our passengers, employees and our system. Please pay attention to this website for the latest updates.

Sunday schedules can be viewed on these timetables: Metra Electric   Rock Island    BNSF     UP West   Milwaukee District West    Milwaukee District North    UP North     UP Northwest (the last train on the UP Northwest Line will leave downtown at 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:30 p.m.)

We hope to be able to expand service to our alternate schedules posted here next week if possible.

Last Updated - 06/03/2020 - 4:21PM

Beautification projects target Metra stations across the region

(November 20, 2014) - 

Metra workers have spent the last several months with hammers, paint brushes and other tools sprucing up stations across our system in a focused effort to make our station environments more inviting and welcoming.

“Our stations are the gateways to our system and the communities we serve but they are exposed to the elements and can show wear over time,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “Through this program, we are working to create the best environment for our commuters so that they can feel safe, secure and comfortable while waiting for our trains.”

Metra’s station beautification program is in addition to the major station rehabilitation and replacement projects that take place across our system each year. All work under this program is performed by Metra employees and is intended to address minor issues such as paint, concrete patching, window replacement, gutter repair and platform sealing. However, in some cases, more extensive work such as platform decking and stair replacement was performed. These issues if left unattended contribute to the deterioration of station facilities and leave a less than favorable impression on our passengers and the community as a whole.

In 2014, nearly $2 million in beautification and repair work was performed at 59 Metra stations with nearly $1 million of the dollars spent through this program allocated to projects at 18 stations on the Metra Electric Line. This included extensive work at the 18th Street, 63rd Street, 75th Street (Grand Crossing), 91st Street (Chesterfield), Burr Oak and Richton Park.

Beautification projects have also taken place at 16 stations on Metra’s Milwaukee West Line, ten stations on Metra’s Milwaukee North Line, ten stations on the Rock Island Line, three stations on the Heritage Corridor and one station each on the North Central Service and the BNSF.

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