CITY OF BERWYN: Metra to operate modified schedule Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to extreme cold
City of Berwyn issued the following announcement on Jan. 30.
– Due to the extreme cold weather forecast for the Chicago
region this week, Metra will operate a modified schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Modified schedules for each Metra line will be posted on Metra’s website, metrarail.com,
on Monday evening. The schedules are designed to provide adequate service for the predicted
ridership. The schedules will also reduce the use of mechanical equipment and the number of
moves through switch points on the railroad, thereby minimizing opportunities for service
Riders are also advised that travel times will increase due to speed restrictions that reduce
maximum speeds for Metra trains to 60 mph when the temperatures drop lower than 10 below
Thursday’s schedule is yet to be determined, but riders will be notified as soon as the
decision is made.
Metra’s intent with this modified schedule is to preserve the safety of our passengers
during this extreme weather event. Extra personnel will be deployed throughout the event to
address mechanical and track issues
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