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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,
 
This morning’s commute was disrupted by issues with the Union Pacific. The Union Pacific West Line trains are operated by UP employees. Early this morning the UP realized they were short several engineers for the morning rush. Poor manpower planning by the UP resulted in six trains, four inbound and two outbound being annulled and subsequent delays.
 
The UP assures Metra this was not a work stoppage or labor related and there were no mechanical issues with our trains.
 
These cancellations and delays are unacceptable to Metra.
 
We are working with the UP to ensure afternoon trains will run on schedule and that
something like this does not occur again. We apologize for the delays. We will update you
throughout the day on our website, email alerts and Tweets.
 
Sincerely,
 
Alex Clifford
Executive Director/CEO
You can now follow me on Twitter @MetraCEO
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