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Sep 10

Metra Schedule Changes Begin Monday, September 13th

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 11:28 AM by Susan Greene

Metra will be adjusting schedules on the three Union Pacific lines beginning Monday, Sept. 13. This is the second round of schedule adjustments to take effect as many riders begin to return to the office on a regular basis following the Labor Day holiday.  

“We’ve been monitoring on-time performance as well as customer response since our mid-summer schedule changes,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski. “My Metra strives to be a service that responds to its customers’ need for reliability. This current round of changes is focused on on-time performance. We will continue to monitor performance across the Metra system and make further adjustments to schedules when necessary.”

Metra introduced a new pilot schedule on the UP North Line on July 12 that offers more off-peak options to meet the post-COVID needs of riders. That schedule was introduced with the expectation that rider feedback and performance analysis would help refine it and make it better.

UP Northwest Line

  • Inbound Train 6100 will now depart Barrington at 6:38 a.m. and arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) at 7:44 a.m. This train previously originated in Des Plaines. The change will provide commuters better inner zone transfer opportunities with Train 610.
  • Inbound Train 6188 will depart Des Plaines 10 minutes later to improve operational performance.
  • Inbound Train 626 will depart Crystal Lake 5 minutes later to improve operational performance.
  • Outbound Train 6133 will depart OTC 10 minutes earlier to improve on-time reliability en route.
  • Outbound Train 6211 will depart OTC 6 minutes later to improve on-time performance and reliability.
  • Outbound Train 625 will adjust departure times at intermediate stations to reflect actual operation conditions.

The new schedules can be viewed here. Customers are advised to review these new schedules for timetable and stopping pattern changes. All the changes are highlighted.

METRA Alternate Schedules - Information and Schedules for All Lines