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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

Kids ride free on Metra Memorial Day through Labor Day

(May 21, 2018) - 

Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with an adult beginning this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as part of its expanded Family Fares program.  

“A trip on Metra is a great opportunity to spend time together as a family without having to worry about traffic and parking,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Plus, on weekends, Metra’s $10 Weekend Pass gives you another reason to hop aboard the train this summer. And during this coming holiday weekend, the weekend pass will be good on Memorial Day, too.”

In addition, Metra will offer early getaway trains on Friday, May 25 so customers can get a head start on their holiday plans.  Most lines are adding and shifting trains to the early afternoon. Complete schedules and more information are available here.

Customers are reminded that Metra will be operating a Sunday/holiday schedule on Memorial Day, which means there will be no service that day on the North Central Service, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines.

 

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