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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: JOHN LOPER

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

METRA ANNOUNCES BNSF SCHEDULE CHANGES

Metra's busiest line, the BNSF Line between Aurora and Chicago Union Station, will be the first Metra line to employ the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system.  This enhancement will require a significant revision of the line's schedule starting this summer. 

Metra and BNSF Railway revealed the proposed schedule on March 19th.  The schedule is available at metrarail.com and on trains and at Chicago Union Station this week.  Metra is seeking public comment on the proposed changes.  Feedback will be accepted at BNSFservice2018@metrarr.com until April 15, 2018.  Metra may revise the proposed schedule based on feedback, with the goal of implementing the new schedule in June or July.