Metra Electric Line riders should plan for temporary schedule changes, including the cancellation of some trains, late Saturday, Feb. 3 and early Sunday, Feb. 4 to accommodate a city of Chicago construction project at 41st Street.
Between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday, Metra Electric trains will not stop at the Van Buren Street, Museum Campus, McCormick Place, 27th Street or 47th Street stations. Trains operating between 10:40 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday may also experience delays. Metra will provide shuttle service via CTA buses between Millennium Station and the 51st/53rd Street Station for some trains.
The schedule changes are being made to accommodate Chicago Department of Transportation crews who will be installing metal support beams over the Metra tracks for a new pedestrian and bike bridge at 41st Street. The bridge will cross over Lake Shore Drive as well as the Metra tracks. Trains on the Metra Electric Line are powered by overhead lines and those lines will need to be shut down while CDOT installs the beams.
Inbound Train 8338, the 11:39 p.m. South Chicago (93rd Street) departure, and outbound Train 8337, the 10:40 p.m. Millennium Station departure, will be canceled Saturday night. On Sunday morning, inbound Train 8302, the 5:39 a.m. South Chicago (93rd Street) departure, and outbound Train 8301, the 4:40 a.m. departure from Millennium Station, will also be canceled.
On Saturday night, free shuttle buses will be used between Millennium Station and the 51st/53rd Street Station for customers using outbound Metra Train 839 and outbound NICTD Train 601. The shuttle bus will board at the CTA stop located on the west side of Michigan Avenue between Washington and Randolph streets. The shuttle will express to the 51st/53rd Street Station, where customers will transfer to trains making all regularly scheduled stops.
Customers who use inbound Train 838, the 11:40 p.m. University Park departure, or NICTD Train 510 will be bused from the 51st/53rd Street Station to Millennium Station. The shuttle bus will board at the northeast corner of 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue and will not stop at intermediate stations.
For more information on these schedule changes, visit metrarail.com.