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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

Take Metra to Riot Fest

(September 10, 2019) - 

Music fans headed to this year’s Riot Fest can ditch the traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of their travel plans.

To accommodate concertgoers, Metra BNSF trains will make extra stops at its Western Avenue Station on Friday evening, Sept. 13 and throughout the weekend, providing a convenient way to travel to and from the festival. The station on Metra’s BNSF Line between Chicago and Aurora is a short walk from the festival site at Douglas Park in the North Lawndale community on Chicago’s West Side. A full schedule of BNSF service is available here.

Due to limited parking near the venue, Riot Fest organizers are urging fans to take public transportation, ride a bicycle or use a ride share service for travel to and from Douglas Park. To access the venue from the BNSF Western Avenue Station, concertgoers should walk west on 16th Street to California and north to Ogden, following Ogden west to the festival’s main entrance at Sacramento Drive.

Customers who use Metra’s other lines can also use public transit to travel to and from the festival. Fans who ride any of Metra’s other lines are encouraged to ride the CTA Pink Line from the Loop to the California Avenue stop. From the California stop, head north on California Avenue, make a left (west) on 19th Street, then a right on Albany Avenue. Head north on Albany Avenue, then turn right on Ogden Avenue to the festival entrance at Ogden and Sacramento Drive.
If you’re traveling on Saturday and/or Sunday, don’t forget about Metra’s $10 Weekend Pass, which provides unlimited rides on both days. The pass can be purchased on the train or via the Ventra App, which can be downloaded in the App Store and Google Play.


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