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Service Updates and Alerts

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

Alternate Schedules

Below are the alternate schedules that Metra will implement on Monday, March 23, in response to lower ridership due to the coronavirus.

Alternate schedules are implemented when weather conditions or serious service disruptions do not allow for operation of regularly scheduled service. Public notice of the implementation of these alternative schedules will be posted on this website and distributed to major media outlets.

Below are links for how service may be modified on each line in the event of extreme weather or other service disruptions.    Please note, unless otherwise specified, the Heritage Corridor will run its regular weekday schedule.

These schedules may be subject to change depending on the anticipated severity of the service disruption.    







RID - Updated 4/1 (addition of late night train 233)



UPNW - Updated 4/1 (addition of late night train 601)



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