commuter rail

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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