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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. Click here for details.
  • Most Metra lines operating weekend service (except the Metra Electric) have temporarily changed to Sunday schedules for both Saturday and Sunday service. Saturday service on Metra’s SouthWest Service Line is suspended until further notice. The Metra Electric Line will continue to operate Saturday schedules on Saturdays and Sunday schedules on Sunday.
  • On weekdays, Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Those schedules have been adjusted for some lines, including the North Central Service, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service. A new schedule with additional weekday service began on the Metra Electric Line on May 18.
  • Per Gov Pritzker’s Executive Order, please wear a face covering while riding the train. Customers are required to wear a mask or face covering in public places when a six-foot social distance cannot be maintained. Help us keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.


Last Updated - 05/20/2020 - 1:10PM

Classroom Materials

Welcome parents and teachers. Please explore our this section to find downloadable materials to help integrate information about railroad safety into your classroom activities. As parents and teachers, you play an integral role in ensuring important safety lessons stay at the forefront of students' minds. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.

NEW #STOPTrackTragedies. Check out Operation Lifesaver’s new campaign to increase public awareness of railroad safety through true stories of people affected by rail incidents.

Operation Lifesaver's website offers a number of additional rail safety education resources.

Railroad Safety and Driver Education Share this important information with new drivers during discussions on safe driving practices

Parents' Railroad Safety Sheet Parents, use this information to teach your children to be safe around trains and railroad tracks

Railroad Safety Fun Sheets

Use these puzzles and games to make railroad safety discussions more interactive and fun

Coloring Pages

Distribute these printable coloring pages to your students after classroom discussions about railroad safety

Railroad Safety Signs & Signals Familiarize students with the railroad safety warning devices that help keep us all safe around trains and railroad tracks

Railroad Safety Signs & Signals Matching Game See how well your students know the railroad safety warning devices

Railroad Safety Facts Review these train and railroad safety facts with students to further their understanding of critical railroad safety rules and information

Railroad Safety Quiz See how well your students know train and railroad safety -- Coming soon!

Request an Operation Lifesaver Classroom Presenter Sign up here for Operation LifeSaver presentations at your school

Bulletin Board Displays

Print and create original bulletin board displays for your classroom.

Be sure to visit our Safety Partners’ web sites to find even more activities and information dedicated to railroad safety.

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