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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 • 4:19pm
Metra Alert - Given Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement, starting immediately, masks will be welcome but not required while traveling on Metra.
Given Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement, starting immediately, masks will be welcome but not required while traveling on Metra.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 • 9:06am
Metra Alert UP-NW - Until further notice the Irving Park station is not ADA accessible. Customers requiring ADA access should use Ogilvie Transportation Center or Jefferson PArk as an alternate boarding station.
Until further notice the Irving Park station is not ADA accessible. Customers requiring ADA access should use Ogilvie Transportation Center or Jefferson PArk as an alternate boarding station. Updates will be provided.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 • 11:18am
Metra Alert UP-NW - Barrington Platform Rehabilitation to Begin May 7

Beginning Saturday, May 7, through the end of June, the west half of the inbound platform (platform #2) will be closed for rehabilitation work.  During this phase, trackside doors of the depot will be closed.  Please allow additional time to access the in-service portion of the platform and use caution near the work zone.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 • 5:07pm
Metra Alert - The Grand/Cicero South elevator temporarily out of service
The Grand/Cicero South elevator is temporarily out of service. Recommended alternative accessible locations are Western Avenue and Hanson Park. Metra will provide updated information once service has been restored.
Friday, April 22, 2022 • 9:26am
Metra Alert MD-W - Franklin Park Platform Rehabilitation Will Begin April 27, 2022

Beginning Wednesday, April 27, through the end of May, the east half of the island platform (Platform #2) will be closed for rehabilitation work.  During this phase, 25th Avenue access to platform #2 will be closed.  Please allow additional time to reach the in-service platform and exercise caution nea rthe work zones.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 • 11:14pm
Metra Alert UP-W - Inbound Train #518 sched. to arrive Chicago at 11:50 PM - may be 13 minutes delayed.
Train #518, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 11:50 PM, may be operating 13 minutes behind schedule.
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There are no alerts for this line or its stations.
Friday, May 20, 2022 • 6:00am
Metra Alert HC - Willow Springs Platform Rehabilitation Will Begin May 24, 2022
Beginning Tuesday, May 24, through the end of July the east half of the inbound platform (platform 2) will be closed for rehabilitation work. Once completed, the work will move to the west half to complete the project. Please allow additional time to access the in-service platforms and exercise caution near the work zones.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 • 4:28pm
Metra Alert - The Joliet East end elevator temporarily out of service
The Joliet East end elevator is temporarily out of service. Recommended alternative accessible location is the Joliet West end elevator. Metra will provide updated information once service has been restored.
Thursday, April 21, 2022 • 7:22am
Metra Alert HC - Willow Springs Platform Rehabilitation Will Begin April 25, 2022

Beginning Monday, April 25, through the end of May, most of the outbound platform (platform #1) will be closed for rehabilitation work.  Once completed, the work will move to the inbound platform (platform #2).

Thursday, May 19, 2022 • 4:28pm
Metra Alert - The Joliet East end elevator temporarily out of service
The Joliet East end elevator is temporarily out of service. Recommended alternative accessible location is the Joliet West end elevator. Metra will provide updated information once service has been restored.
Monday, April 18, 2022 • 5:00am
Metra Alert - Blue Island-Vermont St. Depot Rehabilitation
Beginning April 19th through October 2022, the depot will be closed for restoration work. A temporary ticket agent trailer will be provided north of the existing depot. Metra thanks you for your patience as we make these station improvements. Please do not go around barricades and allow yourself additional time to reach your boarding platform safely.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 • 1:00pm
Metra Alert - The VanBuren Michigan Avenue elevator temporarily out of service
The VanBuren Michigan Avenue elevator is temporarily out of service. Recommended alternative accessible locations are South water and Museum Campus. Metra will provide updated information once service has been restored.
Friday, May 20, 2022 • 7:12am
Metra Alert ME - Minor Adjustments Will Be Made to Metra Electric Schedule May 23

Metra will introduce a new Metra Electric Line schedule on May 23 that adds some express service and makes a variety of other modifications to reflect actual operating conditions and to accommodate rehabilitation work on the 147th St./Sibley Station.


The changes include:
•    A new inbound Train 710 will depart from University Park at 7:27 a.m. and make all stops to Kensington, then express to 59th St. (U. of Chicago), and then make stops at 11th St., Van Buren, and Millennium, arriving at 8:33 a.m. This train was added in response to rider requests for a new option in the peak period.


•    Outbound Train 131 will be split into two trains: The train that retains that number, Train 131, will depart from Millennium at 4:08 p.m., make stops at Van Buren St. and Museum Campus/11th St., express to 55th-56th-57th St., express to Homewood and then make all stops to University Park; and a new Train 165 will depart from Millennium at 4:11 p.m., make stops at Van Buren and Museum Campus/11th St., then express to 51st/53rd St. (Hyde Park), make stops at 55th-56th-57th St., 59th St. (U. of Chicago), flag stop at 63rd St., then express to Kensington and make all stops between Kensington and Homewood.


•    Outbound Trains 117 and 121 will become express trains serving Kensington to University Park, and new Trains 617 and 621 will serve Millennium to Kensington.


•    Inbound Trains 120 and 124 will become express trains serving University Park to Kensington and new Trains 620 and 624 will serve Kensington to Millennium.


•    Midday inbound Trains 158 and 160 and midday outbound Trains 161 and 163 will be eliminated to lengthen work windows around the 147th St./Sibley Station rehabilitation project. That station is closed until fall 2023 while the work proceeds.


•    Minor changes were made to several other trains to add stops at McCormick Place, 47th St., 27th St., 51st/53rd St. (Hyde Park) and 59th St. (U. of Chicago) or to reflect operating conditions; riders are advised to check their train’s schedule here to see if it changed.


The Metra Electric Line currently provides about 10,000 passenger trips on weekdays, about 35 percent of its pre-COVID ridership. Compared to the pre-COVID schedule, this new schedule will provide 82 percent of the trips.

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