Pedestrian bridge work to impact Metra Electric and South Shore lines this weekend

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Pedestrian bridge work will impact Metra Electric and South Shore service.
David C. Lester

Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 43rd Street in Chicago will shut down a portion of the Metra Electric Line this weekend, Sept. 18-19, requiring some late night and early morning Metra and South Shore trains to be canceled or replaced with free CTA shuttles between the 51st Street and Millennium stations.


The changes are necessary because the electricity to the overhead wires that power the Metra Electric Line and South Shore trains must be shut off for the bridge work.

For outbound service, passengers will board buses at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. For inbound trains, buses will be waiting at the northeast corner of Lake Park Avenue and 51st Street. The shuttle buses will display “RR Stations” as their destinations. Stations between Millennium and 51st Street will not be served by the shuttle buses. A schedule showing the affected trains can be found here.

Saturday evening, Sept. 18 inbound service:
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8338, which leaves South Chicago Station at 11:39 p.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 12:16 a.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 838, which leaves University Park Station at 11:40 p.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 1:07 a.m. will transfer to a CTA bus shuttle transporting passengers from 51st Street Station directly to Millennium Station.
•    South Shore Line Train 510, which leaves South Bend, Ind., at 10:16 p.m. (EDT) and arrives at Millennium Station at 11:43 p.m., will transfer to a CTA shuttle bus at 51st Street Station to continue the trip to Millennium Station.
•    Metra Electric Train 836, which leaves University Park Station at 10:40 p.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 11:59 p.m., will operate but may experience delays.

Saturday evening, Sept. 18 outbound service:
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8337, which leaves Millennium Station at 10:40 p.m. and arrives at South Chicago at 11:17 p.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 839, which leaves Millennium Station at 12:35 a.m. and arrives at University Park at 2:07 a.m., will be bused from Millennium Station to 51st Street Station. Stations between Millennium and 51st Street will not be served by the shuttle buses.
•    South Shore Line Train 601, which leaves Millennium Station at 12:45 a.m. and arrives at Carroll Avenue at 2:24 a.m., will be bused from Millennium Station to 51st Street Station.

Sunday morning, Sept. 19 inbound service:
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8302, which leaves South Chicago Station at 5:39 a.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 6:16 a.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 8022, which leaves University Park Station at 6:20 a.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 7:21 a.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 802, which leaves University Park Station at 5:40 a.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 7:04 a.m., will operate but may experience delays.
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8306, which leaves South Chicago Station at 7:39 a.m. and arrives at Millennium Station at 8:16 a.m., will operate but may experience delays.

Sunday morning, Sept. 19 outbound service:
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8301, which leaves Millennium Station at 4:40 a.m. and arrives at South Chicago Station at 5:17 a.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 101, which leaves Millennium Station at 4:50 a.m. and arrives at University Park Station at 6:03 a.m., will not operate.
•    Metra Electric Train 803 will depart Millennium Station 15 minutes later than usual at 6:25 a.m., instead of 6:10 a.m.
•    Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Train 8305, which leaves Millennium Station at 6:40 a.m. and arrives at South Chicago Station at 7:22 a.m., may experience delays.

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