Metra's SouthWest Service to add Saturday trips

Metra will begin running Saturday trains on its SouthWest line March 21, providing a long-sought mass-transit option to Southwest Side and suburban commuters, officials plan to announce Monday. Full Story

Midlothian, IL

#1 Mar 1, 2009
Finally, they should add the weekend service, it would help out so much during the summer when many people want to go Downtown.
Real Problems

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Mar 1, 2009
I wish something could be done to add service on the Heritage Corridor line.

Bolingbrook, IL

#3 Mar 2, 2009
Does this mean the service to 35th for Sox games is going to happen? They talked about it a few years ago but it never went anywhere.

Lemont, IL

#4 Mar 2, 2009
Southsider wrote:
Does this mean the service to 35th for Sox games is going to happen? They talked about it a few years ago but it never went anywhere.
Metra's new 35th Street station will be for the Metra-Rock Island Service, on the tracks to the east of Sox Park. Metra's SouthWest Service uses the tracks to the west of Sox Park and there is no station planned for those tracks at 35th Street.
Dan Rakow

Glen Ellyn, IL

#5 Mar 2, 2009
I pray that everything goes very sucessful for Saturday Commuter Rail runs on Metra Southwest Service to Orland Park and Manhattan.
Also I would like to see Metra Southwest Service to have Temporary Saturday and Sunday Train Runs late June-early July during Taste of Chicago this Summer.
Chicago Ridge is My favorite Metra stop on Southwest Service.

Lake Zurich, IL

#6 Mar 2, 2009
Dan, the service is a one year test, it will be there till next year for sure.

Midlothian, IL

#7 Mar 11, 2009
Thank you for the information. This is exciting news for the residents and businesses of Manhattan.
Manhattan Mom

Manhattan, IL

#8 Mar 30, 2009
I wish they would add one afternoon train on a sunday also. I like to go downtown and stay and if I do, then I will have to get off in New lenox and get a ride back here. And they probably could do away with the 630 am train on sat and put in an 8ish one...But, I hope it works out. It will be nice and convenient.

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