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Metra to return three more routes to service


As more Chicago area residents return to work, Metra is adding service on three of its routes — the BNSF, Milwaukee District North and North Central Service lines — beginning April 12. 

On the BNSF Line to Aurora, two inbound and two outbound trains will be added, and the schedules of two trains will be adjusted.

Two trains on the Milwaukee District West Line also will be slightly adjusted, Metra officials said in a news release.

On the North Central Service between Antioch and Chicago, one inbound and one outbound train will be added, and the schedule of one existing train will be adjusted.

As the Chicago region continues to rebound from the pandemic, Metra plans to continue monitoring ridership on all its lines and revising its schedules to accommodate increased passenger volumes. The agency also expects to keep soliciting rider feedback about service needs. 

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