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 and on the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line 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.  



Heritage Corridor

Metra Electric

Milwaukee District North

Milwaukee District West

North Central Service

Rock Island

SouthWest Service

  • November 8 through December 17: Weekday track maintenance will be taking place in various locations.   ALL weekday trains may experience delays up to 5 minutes.

Union Pacific North

Union Pacific Northwest

Union Pacific West