Starting Monday, all lines will return to alternate weekday schedules, which were first implemented in March after a severe drop in ridership due to the coronavirus’ spread, Metra said in a statement.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday night that the downtown area would be “cautious[ly] reopening” at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning after a four-day shutdown sparked by a weekend of protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The CTA announced it would be suspending all buses and trains Sunday evening in the wake of widespread protests that turned violent Saturday.
On Sunday night, the CTA announced that all train and bus service would be suspended until Monday morning. Metra announced late Sunday that Monday's train service was completely canceled.
The National Guard will be in Chicago to support the police department and to protect citizens and their First Amendment rights, the leader of the Illinois Guard said Sunday, in the wake of protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Metra trains were delayed and several buildings were without power Thursday after a blaze broke out at a ComEd vault in the Loop.
Metra has been hit with a wrongful-death lawsuit that one Chicago attorney says should frighten all train commuters.
In response to the the ridership slump during the coronavirus crisis, Metra is cutting service on its three least busy lines.
A conductor who works on the Metra SouthWest Service Line has tested positive for COVID-19, the commuter rail service announced Wednesday.
Service was disrupted Sunday on Metra’s Milwaukee District West line after a freight train derailed near northwest suburban Elgin.
Ridership has seen a “severe drop” in the fallout of the pandemic.
Metra is considering service reductions, but won’t be changing schedules until after Friday, if they decide to change at all, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.
One of the four who was injured was child who appeared to be three or four years old, Pendleton said.
A male was crossing the tracks about 2:14 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Exchange Avenue when he was hit by a train, Chicago police said.
Twyla Poe and Passion Ware filed the four-count suit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, naming Metra and the Norfolk Southern Railway Company as defendants.
A driver and her passenger were taken to a hospital Monday after a Metra Union Pacific Northwest train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, halting trains in both directions for hours.
A South Shore Line train derailed while pulling into the Millennium Station Saturday morning in the Loop, injuring four passengers.
Christopher T. Davis, 19, was one of four people injured when the train hit the car at a railroad crossing.
The train, which was scheduled to arrive at the Orland Park 179th Street station at 8:02 p.m., remains halted, Dahlstrom said.
Riders are advised to listen to platform announcements for the latest service information.