Are you working on Good Friday?
Many people are but quite a few try to get out of the office a little early and the good folks at Metra are making some accomodations to help them out. Some earlier times have been added and some times have been canceled.
Here's a listing of what is planned:
The special schedule will include the regular weekday schedule with additional trains running in the late afternoon and a few later rush period trains canceled, according to a release from Metra.
For instance, on the Union Pacific North line, additional trains will run at 3:15 and 5:11 p.m., and the 5:10 (No. 343) and 5:15 p.m. (No. 345) trains will be canceled.
On the Milwaukee District North line, the 2:25 p.m. train will run express to Glenview then makes all stops to Fox Lake. The 5:15 and 5:25 p.m. trains will make some additional stops and the 5:12 p.m. train will be canceled.
The 3:20 p.m. train on the Union Pacific Northwest line will run express to Mount Prospect then makes all stops to Crystal Lake, the release said. Also on that line, the 3:25 p.m. (No. 623) train will make all stops to Palatine. The 4:57 p.m. (No. 635), 4:20 p.m. (No. 650), and 6:01 p.m. (No. 651) trains will be canceled.
The Milwaukee District West line will have an additional 3:25 p.m. train, running express to Bensenville then making all stops to Big Timber, while the 5:23 p.m. (No. 2239) train will make all stops from Bensenville to Big Timber. The 5:17 p.m. (No. 2237) train will be canceled.
On the Union Pacific West line, an additional train, at 3:30 p.m., will run express to Elmhurst then makes all stops to La Fox. The 5:42 p.m. (No. 57) train will make an extra stop at Oak Park. The 5:34 p.m. (No. 55) train will be canceled.
Additional trains will run at 2:25 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. on the BNSF line.
The Southwest Service will have one additional train, at 3:40 p.m., making all stops to Manhattan. The 6:15 p.m. (No. 831) Southwest Service train will be canceled.
The Rock Island District will have an additional train at 2:45 p.m.
The Metra Electric District will have additional trains at 1:25 p.m., 2:25 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. The additional trains will not stop at Van Buren or the Museum Campus/11th Street stops. The 4:50 p.m. (No. 733), 5:05 p.m. (No. 735) and 5:20 p.m. (No. 737) trains will be canceled.