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Let Metra Take You to the 2017 BMW Championship

(September 7, 2017) - 

When the PGA’s BMW Championship returns to Conway Farms on Tuesday, Sept. 12, don’t putt around in traffic and miss your favorite player’s tee time  ̶  just let Metra be your easy tournament connection.

Metra’s Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific North lines offer convenient service to two stations in Lake Forest. Free daily shuttles from these stations to the Conway Farms tournament site will serve outbound and inbound trains during the practice rounds and the tournament (Sept. 12-17, 2017). Metra will also offer extra service to Lake Forest on both lines on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17, making Metra the quick and easy way to enjoy tournament play.

 “Metra is a convenient and reliable choice for anyone wanting to come out and see the world’s top golf pros in action at the BMW Championship,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “Save your energy for walking the course and let Metra handle the driving.”

Due to Conway Farms proximity to the Lake Forest Station on Metra’s Milwaukee North Line, it’s the recommended rail line to use if you plan to travel from downtown Chicago. Board the Milwaukee North Line at Chicago Union Station. Golf fans can also drive to outlying stations on the line, park their cars and ride the train to Lake Forest, where shuttles will take them to Conway Farms. Shuttle service to Conway Farms will also be available at the downtown Lake Forest Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line, so those traveling from the Clybourn and Ravenswood stations in the city as well as Evanston, Wilmette and other towns along Chicago’s North Shore will have a convenient travel alternative.

On the weekends, plenty of parking is available at stations along each line, and most is free. Weekend riders can also take advantage of Metra’s $8 Weekend Pass, which is good for both Saturday and Sunday and can be purchased on the train. All ticket types are available for purchase where a ticket agent is on duty, or can be purchased via the Ventra App. The Ventra App is available for download at the App Store or Google Play. For BMW Championship information, visit the official site here. For more information on Metra’s schedules for the event, go to Metra’s website.

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