commuter rail

Metra to resume service Monday with modified schedule

Metra will resume service on the entire Metra Electric Line on Monday, but trains will run on a modified weekday schedule as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.
 
Some trains have been canceled and others will make additional stops because damage from the derailment has limited operations to one track south of the Kensington station.

Metra Electric Line service to the South Suburbs remains suspended Sunday

Metra will run Electric Line service on Sunday between Millennium Station and Kensington/115th Street, but service south of Kensington, including to Homewood and Flossmoor, will remain suspended as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.  

Metra Electric Line service suspended Saturday

Metra announced Friday that it will extend its cancellation of  Electric Line service through Saturday, Feb. 2.

Metra cancels Electric Line service on Friday

Metra is canceling service on the Electric Line, which serves Homewood and Flossmoor commuters, on Friday, Feb. 1, due to damage to the line’s overhead power system caused by a freight train derailment and cold weather.

Friday will be the third consecutive day without service. Trains did not operate Wednesday or Thursday because extreme cold temperatures caused numerous line problems.
 

Metra announces service interruption this weekend

Metra announced Monday that travel on the Electric Line will be affected this weekend by work on the 41st Street Bridge project that will require a seven-hour power shut down.

Several stations will be closed from 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, to 6 a.m. on  Sunday, Nov. 4, including Van Buren, Museum Campus, 18th Street, McCormick Place, 27th Street and 47th Street.  

Bridge work will affect Metra Electric Line trains Saturday night

The Metra Electric Line train schedule will be affected by construction work on Saturday, Feb. 3, when crews do work on the 41st Street bridge in Chicago.

Some trains will not operate during the overnight hours, and some will require riders to take shuttle buses around the work zone.

Metra to hold public meeting in Homewood for comments on proposed fare increase, service cuts

Metra will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Homewood Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.

The commuter rail company has proposed a 2018 operating budget of $797.2 million that includes fare increases and, for the first time, cuts in service in order to close a $45 million budget deficit caused by rising expenses, a reduction in state aid and disappointing sales tax revenues. 

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