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News Flash! Metra extends comment deadline to Mar. 8 on proposed ME schedule changes

Southland municipal leaders and officials met with Metra on Feb. 24 at the Hazel Crest Municipal Center to discuss proposed Metra Electric schedule changes.

Metra is proposing revisions to the Metra Electric Line schedule in response to the implementation of the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. These changes will mostly affect trains arriving or departing Millennium Station during rush hour periods from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Metra is proposing other changes including new stopping patterns and departure and arrival time adjustments. Please review the new schedule and determine how these changes would affect your trips. Comments will be taken until March 8, 2020 (Note: Metra has extended the previous deadline of Mar. 1).  Metra may revise the proposal based on feedback.

Take the Metra Electric Proposed Schedule Change survey here.

Metra officials will hold an open meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Rd, Flossmoor, IL from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for commuters to discuss concerns about the proposed schedule changes.

A related story, Proposed Metra Electric schedule changes could be tweaked, executive tells concerned south suburban village officials, is in the Tribune/Daily Southtown. Here’s a link, provided by Flossmoor, to compare Metra Electric’s proposed and current schedules. The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle reports that Flossmoor gov’t, residents against proposed Metra schedule.

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