Metra will make it easier for music fans to attend Spring Awakening in Hoffman Estates this weekend by adding or altering service on the Milwaukee District West and UP Northwest lines.
The festival will offer free shuttles between the Elgin Station on the Milwaukee District West Line and the Barrington Station on the UP Northwest Line. In anticipation of the large crowds, Metra has added an extra train on the Milwaukee District West Line that will depart from Elgin at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7; Saturday, June 8; and Sunday, June 9.
On Saturday, the UP Northwest Line will hold its regularly scheduled last inbound departure from Harvard until 10:20 p.m., with an 11:03 p.m. departure from Barrington.
Full schedule information can be found here.
Customers should note that alcohol will be banned from all trains on all lines after 7 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Customers are also advised that due to the crowds expected Friday through Sunday, Metra trains may not be able to accommodate bicycles.