Please be advised that Metra has announced several minor changes to the BNSF train line starting September 3. A summary of the changes is as follows:
- Continuation of a pilot program that added weekend service to the BNSF, which consisted of a train that was added in each direction to Saturday and Sunday schedules. Those new trains were well-used and Metra now will continue the pilot program until further notice.
- Train 1255, the 4:50 p.m. departure from Chicago Union Station, will now terminate in Aurora at 6 p.m. The last stop is currently Fairview Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Several customers who board the train at Riverside and other intermediate stations requested this change so they could get to Aurora without transferring to another train.
- Train 1375, the 4:53 p.m. departure from Union Station, will make its last stop in Hinsdale at 5:30 p.m., instead of Highlands at 5:26 p.m. This change will enable customers who want to travel farther west on the line to transfer to Train 1263, which stops at Hinsdale at 5:37 p.m.
- Trains 1281 (6:02 p.m. departure from Union Station), 1295 (9:40 p.m. departure from Union Station), 1297 (10:40 p.m. departure from Union Station) and 1294 (9:02 p.m. arrival at Union Station) will have their run times minorly adjusted.
For more information, please visit https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsroom/minor-schedule-changes-four-lines-sept-3. The September 3 schedule is available on the Metra website: https://metrarail.com/sites/default/files/assets/communications/bnsf.pdf.