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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

A Message to Milwaukee District West Riders

(October 23, 2013) - 

We would like to thank our Milwaukee West Line riders for their patience and understanding during the unfortunate delays on Monday night.

As you know, an inbound train struck a semi-trailer near the Bartlett Station at the beginning of rush hour, derailing the lead car of the train and scattering debris over the inbound and outbound tracks. Rather than hold outbound trains downtown until the tracks were clear, we made the decision to operate them as far as possible, and get as many people home as possible. At first, trains could get to Hanover Park and then, as they stacked up behind the blocked tracks, to Roselle.

Thanks to our friends at Pace, we were able to supply some limited bus shuttles to other stations down the line - something that is usually very difficult in rush hour. And thanks to some excellent cooperation from the Bartlett Police and Fire Departments, we were able to expedite the reopening of one of the two tracks so that our trains could ultimately get through, albeit with lengthy delays.

As with most events of this nature, we operated as best we could given the uncertainty involved with not knowing when the tracks would reopen, and we tried to supply riders with information that kept up with the rapidly changing developments. We regret the disruption to your commute.

Thank you for riding Metra,

Don Orseno
Interim Executive Director
Metra

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