Metra will make several adjustments to the Metra Electric Line schedule on Nov. 5 to better match train times with actual operating conditions and reduce congestion on the line.
The new schedule will alter the schedules of six weekday trains and push arrival times of all weekend mainline inbound trains back three minutes. These changes come after a review of a more comprehensive schedule revision that took effect on Sept. 11. Customers are encouraged to view the new schedule here.
The changes are as follows:
Train 203 will depart from Millennium Station at 6:16 a.m. instead of 6:38 a.m. to improve on-time performance of Train 506, which uses the same equipment. Train 700 will depart from University Park at 6:38 a.m. instead of 6:40 a.m. to reduce congestion. Train 111 will depart from Millennium Station at 7:45 a.m. instead of 7:43 a.m. to reduce congestion. Train 738 will arrive at Millennium Station at 8:36 a.m. instead of 8:34 a.m. to better reflect actual operations. Train 129, which departs Millennium Station at 3:45 p.m., will have a total of seven minutes added to its schedule to better reflect actual operations. Train 236 will skip stops from 47th Street to 18th Street to speed up the trip. Train 336 will accommodate passengers at those stops. All weekend mainline inbound trains will have a total of three minutes added to their schedules to better reflect actual operations. Paper schedules will be available at downtown stations later this month.