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Metra to stop selling monthly, 10-ride tickets from Electric Line machines

Metra announced that on June 20 monthly passes and 10-ride tickets will no longer be available at 15 non-downtown stations on the Electric Line, including Homewood and Flossmoor, due to a surge in fraudulent purchases being made from those machines.

Metra construction to affect Electric Line schedule April 26-29

Metra's Electric Line schedule will be affected April 26-29 by a construction project. 

The schedule changes will allow workers to complete the installation and testing of a new signal and switching system just north of the Museum Campus/11th Street Station. The work could delay Metra Electric and South Shore trains up to 10 minutes from about 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29.

Schedule changes coming to Metra Electric Line as part of Positive Train Control program

Metra will be changing the schedule on the Metra Electric Line during the evening rush period beginning April 23.

The electric line serves communities from Chicago to University Park, including Homewood and Flossmoor.

The changes are being made to provide increased train spacing in preparation for the implementation of the Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system.

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 adjusts service for holiday travel

Metra will modify train schedules on several days in the coming weeks to account for the holiday season. 

In addition, special $8 holiday passes will be available for unlimited travel Dec. 23 to 25 and Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, and up to three kids 11 and under will be able to ride free with each adult from Dec. 16 to Jan. 1.

Metra announces minor changes to electric line schedule

Metra will make several adjustments to the Metra Electric Line schedule on Nov. 5. The company said the changes are intended to better match train times with actual operating conditions and reduce congestion on the line.

Metra Electric’s new schedule takes effect Sept. 11

Starting Monday, Sept. 11, trains from Homewood and Flossmoor will be running on a new Metra Rail schedule.
 

Metra: New plan would address most Homewood train station problems

A plan to renovate and reshape the Homewood train station, unveiled at a public meeting Monday, was met with generally positive reviews from residents and village officials.
 

Metra discontinues cash-only ticket machines on Monday

Homewood and Flossmoor area rail riders will need to take a credit card or mobile device with them starting Monday, May 1. The cash-only ticket machines are being removed from Metra stops.

Metra cites steady declines in ticket sales through cash-only vending machines as more customers choose credit cards and mobile devices for purchasing tickets.

Metra: Rail service shutdown possible unless railroads get extension on safety system deadline

Metra and other railways are considering a shutdown of service at the end of the year if Congress does not extend the deadline for implementing the Positive Train Control system.

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