What are alternate schedules?

Due to COVID-19, Metra trains are operating on alternate schedules that we will update regularly to meet increasing demand. For the latest schedules, click on the links below. Saturday service on the SouthWest Service is suspended until further notice.

Alternate schedules are normally implemented when weather conditions or serious service disruptions do not allow for operation of regularly scheduled service. Public notice of the implementation of these alternative schedules will be posted on this website and distributed to major media outlets.

Due to midday/late night track maintenance, certain trains may be delayed 5 to 10 minutes to get through work zones. For details on upcoming construction projects, please click here.  

*Please note, on Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) a regular weekday schedule will be in effect. 


Heritage Corridor

Metra Electric

Milwaukee District North

Milwaukee District West

North Central Service

Rock Island

SouthWest Service

Union Pacific North

Union Pacific Northwest

Union Pacific West