Music lovers can tune out the stress of traffic and parking by taking Metra’s UP North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate this summer.
Those planning to attend any of the concerts at the 2019 Ravinia Festival can board the UP North Line at Ogilvie Transportation Center or any other station along the line to reach the world-renowned park. As in past years, Metra is offering a special $8 round-trip pass on all trains to and from Ravinia Park after 1:30 p.m. The pass can be purchased at Ogilvie or on the train.
“Metra is the most convenient, fun and worry-free choice for anyone going to Ravinia,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Leave the car behind and let Metra do the driving so you can focus on enjoying the concert.”
For weekend concerts, Metra runs a “Ravinia Special,” departing Ogilvie at 5:35 p.m. with nonstop express service after Evanston Central Street for a scheduled 6:25 p.m. arrival at the concert venue. Plus, all afternoon outbound trains departing from Chicago on the UP North also stop at Ravinia’s west gate. Due to some different weekend concert times, some modifications have been made to the UP North weekend schedule. Check under “Service Updates and Alerts” on the metra website for information about specific service adjustments.
For weekday concerts, regularly scheduled trains provide service to the park. The 5:50, 6 and 6:44 p.m. Ogilvie departures take you right to Ravinia’s west gate. The nearby Braeside Station is an easy walk to the park, and provides concertgoers additional arrival times. See the weekday schedule here.
For the 2019 schedule of events, please visit ravinia.org.