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Metra offers early getaway schedule on Good Friday

(April 11, 2019) - 

Metra will operate a special schedule to help customers start off the Easter holiday weekend. On Good Friday, April 19, the agency will be running a modified schedule in order to operate afternoon “early getaway” trains, designed to help customers get home and get their holiday started.

“We know that holidays can be busy and stressful,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We hope that these early departures make things more convenient for our customers, and help them get a head start on family gatherings and other holiday plans.”

Most lines will add trains or shift train schedules to provide more early afternoon departures from Chicago. To accommodate the early departure, some late afternoon trains will be canceled. Below is a summary of the changes:

BNSF
Extra Service:
•    Train 9531, departing Union Station at 12:20 p.m., will provide express service to Downers Grove Main Street and then make all stops to Aurora.
•    Three trains will provide early express service to Naperville and Route 59:
o    Train 9535 – departs Chicago @ 2:25 p.m.
o    Train 9539 – departs Chicago @ 3:10 p.m.
o    Train 9543 – departs Chicago @ 3:50 p.m., express to Naperville and then make stops at Route 59 and Aurora.

Service Changes:
•    Train 1241, the 3:19 p.m. departure, will terminate at Downers Grove Main Street.
•    Train 1271, the 5:32 p.m. departure, will not operate.
•    Inbound Train 1274 will depart from Downers Grove Main Street.

METRA ELECTRIC
Extra Service:
•    Train UPX1 will depart Millennium Station @ 1:15 p.m. and will express to 57th Street, then express to Kensington and make all stops from Kensington to University Park.
•    Train UPX3 will depart Millennium Station @ 2:25 p.m. and will express to 57th Street, then express to Kensington and make all stops from Kensington to University Park.
•    Train UPX5 will depart Millennium Station @ 3:10 p.m. and express to 57th Street, then express to Kensington and make all stops from Kensington to Matteson.

Service Changes:
•    The following trains will not operate:
o    733 – the 4:50 p.m. departure
o    735 – the 5:05 p.m. departure
o    737 – the 5:24 p.m. departure
•    The following trains will make Kensington through Flossmoor stops:
o    753 – the 4:53 p.m. departure
o    755 – the 5:08 p.m. departure
o    757 – the 5:27 p.m. departure

MILWAUKEE DISTRICT NORTH
Extra Service:
•    Train NX01 will depart Union Station @ 2:25 p.m., express to Glenview and then make all stops to Fox Lake.

Service Changes:
•    Train 2135, the 5:12 p.m. departure, will not operate.

MILWAUKEE DISTRICT WEST
Extra Service:
•    Train WX01 will depart Union Station @ 3:25 p.m., express to Bensenville and make all stops to Big Timber.

Service Changes:
•    Train 2237, the 5:17 p.m. departure, will not operate.
•    Train 2239, the 5:23 p.m. departure, will make all stops from Bensenville to Big Timber.

ROCK ISLAND
Extra Service:
•    Train MX01 will depart LaSalle Street Station @ 2:45 p.m., express to Midlothian then make all stops to Joliet.

SOUTHWEST SERVICE
Extra Service:
•    Train SX01 will depart Union Station @ 3:40 p.m. and make all stops to Manhattan.

UNION PACIFIC NORTH
Extra Service:
•    Train KX01 will depart Ogilvie Transportation Center @ 3:15 p.m., express to Wilmette and make all stops to Waukegan.

UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Extra Service:
•    Train HX01 will depart Ogilvie Transportation Center @ 2:25 p.m., express to Des Plaines and make all stops to Barrington.

UNION PACIFIC WEST
Extra Service:
•    Train GX01 will depart Ogilvie Transportation Center @ 2:34 p.m., express to Elmhurst and make all stops to West Chicago.
•    Train GX03 will depart Ogilvie Transportation Center @ 3:34 p.m., express to Elmhurst and make all stops to La Fox.
 
Service Changes:
•    Train 55, the 5:34 p.m. departure, will not operate.
•    Train 57, the 5:42 p.m. departure, will make an additional stop at Oak Park.

A full set of schedules can be found here.

 

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