Metra Cancels More than Two Dozen Trains, Alters Schedules

By Erica Demarest on January 6, 2014 5:42pm 

 Two Metra trains stop at the Edison Park station.
Two Metra trains stop at the Edison Park station.
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CHICAGO — Metra canceled more than two dozen trains and modified several schedules Monday evening, citing "continued hazardous weather conditions."

The Metra Electric Train 733 — which runs from Millennium Station to south suburban Blue Island and makes stops at Van Buren Street and Museum Campus — was canceled. Passengers were advised to take Train 753.

North Central Service Train 117, which typically leaves Chicago Union Station at 6 p.m., is running 30 minutes behind. Departure is at 6:30 p.m.

The BNSF Railway will operate on a reduced schedule, available here. The Union Pacific schedules are also reduced, and all other lines were slated to run as scheduled.

Metra urged riders to check its website for updates.

Changes include:

Union Pacific / West Line:

• Trains 41, 43, 51, 53, 55, 59 and 60 were canceled

• Train 45 is making all stops Chicago to Elburn

• Train 47 is making all stops Lombard to Elburn

• Train 49 departs at 5:19 p.m. and will make all stops Chicago to Elburn

• Train 61 is making all stops Chicago to Elburn

Union Pacific / North Line:

• Trains 331, 337, 345, 347, 349, 353 and inbound 346, 350, 354 were canceled

• Train 339 is making all stops Chicago to Waukegan

• Train 341 is making all stops Chicago to Kenosha

• Train 343 departs at 5:21 p.m. and will make all stops Chicago to Kenosha

• Train 351 is making all stops to Waukegan

• Train 355 is making all stops to Kenosha

Union Pacific / Northwest Line:

• Trains 623, 627, 635, 637, 643, 651 and inbound 650 were canceled

• Train 625 is making all stops Chicago to Harvard

• Train 633 departs 4:57 p.m. and will make all stops Chicago to Barrington

• Train 639 will make an additional stop at Clybourn

• Train 641 will run express to Cumberland and make all stops to Harvard

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