Metra

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 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. 

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.
 

Davis visits village hall, discusses state budget and local issues

State Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, visited Homewood village hall on Saturday to meet with constituents during Mayor Richard Hofeld's weekly office hours.

Tawny Smith, Davis' staff person for the 30th District, said of the handful of constituents who met with the legislator, the first question from each was about the budget.

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