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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The alternate schedules can be viewed here. There will be changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which will operate its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. On a line-by-line basis, Metra is monitoring ridership and may further reduce service to meet the ridership demands. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal. Metra will operate on regular weekend schedules. Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.

Last Updated - 04/01/2020 - 2:59PM

Crossing work to affect Braeside Station

(October 4, 2018) - 

The Braeside Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line will be closed late evenings and for one weekend due to work to replace the rail crossing adjacent to the station at Lake-Cook Road. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 10 and be completed by Friday, Oct. 19.

Beginning Wednesday evening, Oct. 10 and throughout the project, the last weekday outbound train serving Braeside will be Train 363, which departs Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center at 8:35 p.m. and arrives at Braeside at 9:19 p.m. The last inbound train serving Braeside will be Train 360, which departs Waukegan at 8:10 p.m. and departs Braeside at 8:39 p.m. Customers who plan to travel at later hours are advised to use either the Ravinia or Glencoe stations during the construction period. Regularly scheduled service will resume for the weekday morning commute.

On Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, the Braeside Station will be closed and no trains will stop there.

Metra customers who use the Braeside Station and residents of the area should be aware that Lake-Cook Road will be closed at the tracks for the duration of the project. Please follow posted detour signs and allow extra travel time through the area.

The crossing project will include the removal and replacement of rails, ties, ballast, rubber panels and asphalt and is part of regularly scheduled maintenance of Metra’s assets. Crossing renewal will provide a smoother ride for motorists and ensures the continued safety of railroad operations.



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