What are alternate schedules?

As we recover from the pandemic, Metra trains are operating on alternate schedules that we will update regularly to meet increasing demand. For the latest schedules, click on the links below. Saturday service on the SouthWest Service is suspended until further notice.

Alternate schedules are normally implemented when weather conditions or serious service disruptions do not allow for operation of regularly scheduled service. Public notice of the implementation of these alternative schedules will be posted on this website and distributed to major media outlets.

Due to midday/late night track maintenance, certain trains may be delayed 5 to 10 minutes to get through work zones. For details on upcoming construction projects, please click here.

For Metra's new Train Tracker, click here.


Heritage Corridor

Metra Electric

Please note the 147th St./Sibley Blvd. Station is closed for reconstruction. Please use the Ivanhoe Station at 144th or the Harvey Station at 154th. Click here for details.

Milwaukee District North

Milwaukee District West

Train 2221 will board from the island platform (center track) from Western Ave. until further notice. This is an update from the printed folded timetables.

North Central Service

Rock Island

Rock Island Line trains will operate to and from the New Lenox Station instead of Joliet on Saturday, June 3, due to a Canadian National track project planned for that date. Click here for details.

SouthWest Service

Union Pacific North

New Union Pacific Northwest schedule effective May 30

New Union Pacific West schedule effective May 30