Metra adds Zoo stops to BNSF schedule

Publication Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Trips to the Brookfield Zoo are a summer tradition for families across the Chicago region, and Metra is making it even easier to bring the family out for a day of fun by adding stops at the BNSF’s Hollywood Station to midday and early evening weekday trains.

Beginning Monday, June 20, BNSF Line midday and early evening trains will stop at the Hollywood Station, a short two-block walk to the Brookfield Zoo’s gates.

“Between rising gas prices and inflation, parents are looking, now more than ever, for affordable family fun,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “A day at the zoo and My Metra’s Day Passes and Family Fares are a terrific way to fit a day of adventure and lifelong memories into your budget.”

Metra’s Family Fares allow up to 3 children, age 11 and under, to ride free with a fare-paying adult throughout the summer months. On weekdays, Metra’s Day Passes (available only in the Ventra app) allow unlimited rides during a 24-hour period at a low fixed cost. A $10 Day pass allows for unlimited travel throughout the Metra system, and the $6 Day Pass allows for unlimited rides within three fare zones. On the weekends, Metra also offers $7 passes good for unlimited travel on either Saturday or Sunday.

To plan your trip, the complete BNSF Line schedule can be found here.