Weekend Guides

Travel Guides by Line

Starting in fall 2017, we’re rolling out line by line travel guides to help you plan your next train crawl.  Based on our years of experience planning and organizing train crawls, we’ve compiled these guides to optimize your planning efforts, with some helpful key features you won’t find on any other schedule:

  • Schedules are shown by time, rather than by train.  Optimize your time at your stops by heading in both directions on the train rather than settling for Metra’s two-hour headways.
  • Bars within convenient walking distance at each station, including some favorites from us at The Yard Social Club.
  • Transfer information to other Metra service as well as CTA and Pace.  Even fewer reasons to drive to and from your next train crawl with details on transit connections all along the line, not just downtown.

If you’re interested in print copies of these schedules, drop us a line or print out the PDFs at home. Our Weekend Guides are formatted for double-sided printing on legal (8.5″ x 14″) paper.

These are not official Metra schedules, but they are accurate as of February 2018. For the most up-to-date official Metra schedules, visit Metra’s website at http://www.metrarail.com/.

Union Pacific North

Chicago – Ogilvie Transportation Center to Kenosha
Chicago – Ogilvie Transportation Center to Waukegan

Weekend_UPN

Weekend_UPN_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Union Pacific Northwest

Chicago – Ogilvie Transportation Center to Harvard
Chicago – Ogilvie Transportation Center to McHenry No weekend service

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Weekend_UPNW_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Union Pacific West

Chicago – Ogilvie Transportation Center to Elburn

Weekend_UPW_Map

Weekend_UPW
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Milwaukee North

Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake

Weekend_MDN

Weekend_MDN_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

North Central Service

Chicago Union Station to Antioch via Milwaukee North No weekend service
Chicago Union Station to Antioch via Milwaukee West No weekend service

Milwaukee West

Chicago Union Station to Elgin
Chicago Union Station to Big Timber Road No weekend service

Weekend_MDW_v1

Weekend_MDW_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

 

Heritage Corridor

Chicago Union Station to Joliet No weekend service
(
but you may be interested in Pace Route 834)

BNSF Railway

Ⓜ︎ Chicago Union Station to Aurora, express to Downers Grove-Main Street
Chicago Union Station to Aurora, local service
Chicago Union Station to Fairview Avenue, express service No weekend service
Chicago Union Station to Highlands, local and express service No weekend service

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Weekend_BNSF_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

 

SouthWest Service

Chicago Union Station to Manhattan ** No Sunday Service **

Weekend_SWS_v2
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Rock Island

Chicago – LaSalle Street Station to Joliet via Vincennes Avenue
Chicago – LaSalle Street Station to Joliet via Beverly/Morgan Park

Weekend_RI

Weekend_RI_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Metra Electric

To simplify our Weekend Guides for the Metra Electric’s variety of branches and service patterns, we’ve created three different Weekend Guides. Each guide includes the Main Line between Millennium Station and 63rd, where trains come every 20-30 minutes on Saturdays.

Millennium Station to University Park, express and local service
Millennium Station to Harvey, express to Kensington No weekend service
Millennium Station to Flossmoor, express to Hazel Crest No weekend service
Millennium Station to University Park, express to Olympia Fields No weekend service

Note: for  trains between Museum Campus/11th and Kensington/115th, see Weekend Guide .

Weekend_MED_Suburban

Weekend_ME_Suburban_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Millennium Station to University Park, local and express service
Millennium Station to Blue Island via Hyde Park ** No Sunday Service **

Weekend_MED_CityMain

Weekend_ME_CityMain_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)

Millennium Station to South Chicago/93rd

Weekend_MED_SouthChicago

Weekend_ME_SouthChicago_Map
View as a PDF (last updated February 2018)
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