Construction project to affect Milwaukee North Line service Aug. 25-26

Publication Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Metra will provide busing for the last outbound train Friday night, Aug. 25 and first inbound train on Saturday, Aug. 26, due to construction work between Lake Forest and Libertyville.

On Friday, outbound Train 2157, which departs Chicago at 11 p.m., will terminate at Lake Forest and there will be no train service beyond that point. Passengers traveling beyond Lake Forest on Train 2157 will transfer to a Pace shuttle bus making all stops to Fox Lake.

The first inbound train on Saturday morning, Aug. 26 (Train 2600) will depart Fox Lake at 5:38 a.m. Passengers will transfer to a Pace shuttle bus at Libertyville and then transfer to another train at Lake Forest to continue their trip. 

View the schedule for these trains here.

Metra will be taking the tracks north of the Lake Forest Station out of service late Friday night into Saturday morning to complete work begun earlier in the month to connect a third track to the mainline at Rondout. The new track will provide Metra will more flexibility for trains entering and exiting the single track section of the line from Rondout to Fox Lake.

By performing the work during the overnight hours, Metra hopes to inconvenience as few customers as possible.