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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.

Last Updated - 03/23/2020 - 8:32AM

Ravinia Station Project Complete

(July 6, 2016) - 

Work has been completed on Metra’s Ravinia Station following more than two months of work to repair and maintain the historic structure.

The $328,000 project, which began in April, included replacement of the station’s roof, lead paint removal and abatement and exterior painting of the 127-year-old facility. The station at 510 Roger Williams Ave. in Highland Park was built in 1889 and designed by architect J.E. Blunt.

“We’re happy to complete yet another station improvement project,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “The historic Ravinia Station is a landmark in the Highland Park community. This project is key to keeping it in a state of good repair so that it can be enjoyed and used by residents and commuters for years to come.”

On the Union Pacific North Line, the Ravinia Station serves about 240 customers each weekday.

The project is part of Metra’s 2016 construction program, which includes approximately $200 million in infrastructure improvements to 27 stations, 21 bridges and 24 road crossings and the replacement of 120,000 railroad ties to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of good repair systemwide.

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