*Some of the below construction schedules are applied to the "Alternate Schedules" that are currently in effect due to the coronavirus. The below dates indicate the duration of construction projects, NOT how long Metra intends to keep the alternate schedules in effect. Please monitor alerts and check our homepage or the Ventra app for service updates.

Click here for information on Metra's 2021 construction plans. A map and project list can be found here.

To see which trains might be delayed by construction projects, look for the hardhat icon in the schedules for each line. 

BNSF: See below for effective construction dates

September 24, 2021 through October 31, 2021: Weekday and weekend construction taking place between Congress Park and Highlands.  Midday trains with the helmet logo displayed underneath may be delayed 10 minutes.

Metra Electric: See below for effective construction dates

September 21, 2020 through March 6, 2022: Weekday and weekend construction taking place at Homewood for Amtrak station rehab.  Midday trains with the helmet logo displayed underneath may be delayed 10 minutes.

Milwaukee District North: See below for effective construction dates

August 2 through October 31: Weekday and weekend construction taking place. Midday trains with the helmet logos displayed underneath may be delayed 10 minutes. 

Milwaukee District West: See below for effective construction dates

September 20 through October 31: Weekday and weekend construction taking place at Kimbal St. in Elgin for a crossing renewal. Midday trains with the helmet logos displayed underneath may be delayed 10 minutes.

Union Pacific North: See below for effective construction dates

October 4 through October 29: Weekday and weekend track work near between Winnetka and Highland Park. Midday trains with the helmet logos displayed underneath may experience delays up to 10 minutes. On the weekend, trains 803/808/810 may experience delays up to 15 minutes.

Union Pacific NorthWest: See below for effective construction dates

September 6 through October 29: Weekday track maintenance taking place between Crystal Lake and Harvard. Midday trains with the helmet logos displayed under may be delayed 10 minutes. Trains 640/6444/6133 may be delayed 15 minutes crossing through the work zone.

Union Pacific West: See below for effective construction dates

September 6 through October 31: Weekend track maintenance taking place near Kedzie. Midday trains with the helmet logos displayed under may be delayed 10 minutes.