Metra Service Cuts

Metra has proposed service changes on the Metra Electric, which include a significant cut to service on the South Chicago Branch (which runs down 71st Street and Exchange through South Shore). The proposed cuts include:

  • Weekday evening service ending 4 hours earlier
  • No rush-hour train getting downtown right at 9am
  • Less Saturday service (1/3 of trains cut)

We are opposed to these cuts because they:

  • Are being made to increase Hyde Park service
  • Harm commuters and local businesses
  • Are not offset by bus service, which isn’t an adequate substitute late at night or in bad traffic
  • Will reduce ridership leading to future cuts

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