Metra to end Rock Island midday express service Sept. 11
In 2016, Metra partnered with the RTA on a pilot project to provide midday express service on the Rock Island Line. The service added three inbound express trains between Blue Island and Chicago and two outbound express trains shortening travel time for suburban riders by 15 to 20 minutes. One midday express train will remain. Train 518, which departs Joliet at 2:21 p.m. and expresses from Blue Island Vermont Street to La Salle Street Station, will continue to operate. Read more.