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Metra adds service for Arlington Million

(August 8, 2018) - 

Let Metra take you right to the gate this Saturday for the biggest day of thoroughbred horse racing in the Midwest, as the 36th annual running of the Arlington Million takes place at Arlington International Racecourse.

Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line offers convenient access to the track with its Arlington Park stop. To accommodate the crowds expected for this annual event, Metra will add capacity to trains throughout the day and operate one additional inbound train following the race.

The Arlington Million, part of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge series and one of the nation’s premier turf racing events, is just one of several turf stakes races in a day packed with excitement for race fans during the Arlington International Festival of Racing.

Racecourse gates open at 10:30 a.m. Post time for the Million is 5:15 p.m. The additional inbound train will depart from the Arlington Park Station at 7 p.m., making all stops to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago. The train will reach its final destination at 8 p.m. Click here for a detailed schedule.

Fans can also take advantage of Metra’s $10 Weekend Pass and Metra’s Family Fares, which allows up to three children age 11 and under to ride free. And remember, now when you ride Metra, you can buy tickets right from your smartphone with the Ventra App. Download it from the App Store or Google Play. For more information or to plan your trip, click here.



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