Metra To Shift Train Schedules On July 3 For Workers Going Home Early For July 4

Sunday, July 1, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Metra commuters will be able to get home early on July 3 in order to jumpstart their Fourth of July celebration, the railroad announced recently.

“Most Metra lines will add and shift train departures to better accommodate the rush of passengers who typically leave work early before a holiday,” Metra officials said in a statement.

“We want to help our customers have a great holiday, and we know for many that means leaving work early to be with family and friends,” said Jim Derwinski, Metra’s CEO and executive director.

The railroad will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Wednesday, July 4, “meaning the Heritage Corridor, North Central Service and SouthWest Service lines will not operate,” the statement reads.

“On Wednesday night, July 4, the UP North Line will hold inbound Train 826 until 10:25 p.m., 15 minutes later than scheduled, to accommodate passengers attending the Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July Celebration,” Metra officials said.

Metra is also offering a special $10 holiday pass, which can be purchased with cash on the train or with the Ventra mobile app, for unlimited travel on July 4.

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Metra’s website here. VFP 

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