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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. Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.

Last Updated - 04/01/2020 - 2:59PM

Union Pacific West Line Customers

(June 13, 2011) - 
Dear Union Pacific West Line Customers,
 
I’d like to update you on this morning’s Union Pacific West Line annulments and delays.
 
We have consulted with Union Pacific management regarding this morning’s staffing problems and have been assured the evening rush will not present the same circumstances. Evening trains are scheduled to operate as normal however, there may be a
few minor delays.
 
Please monitor our website for changes and check the monitors at Ogilvie Transportation Center for any last minute changes in track assignments.
 
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this morning’s situation caused. Please be assured this morning’s staffing problems are unacceptable to Metra. We care about the quality of travel our customers receive.
 
We will continue to update you on our website, email alerts and Tweets if there are any
changes to this information.
 
Sincerely,
 
Alex Clifford
Executive Director/CEO
You can now follow me on Twitter @MetraCEO
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